Advent Snowglobes (Day 3)
Today is World AIDS Day. According to the United Methodist Committee on Relief, there are 34 million people living with HIV/AIDS, 2/3 of whom live in Sub Saharan Africa (1.1 million in the US). In 2011, 1.7 million people died AIDS-related deaths around the world. These angels with heads bowed remind us of the importance of prayer for those who suffer- a key element of the Season of Advent. "Lord, you have been our help, generation after generation. Before the mountains were born, before you birthed the earth and the inhabited world- from forever in the past to forever in the future, you are God" (Psalm 90:1-2).