The Good with Common Grace

This Advent, Common Grace are leading a devotional series for Australian Christians to center Jesus and connect with each other and to the world around us this season.

Common Grace invited a diverse group of 25 contributors to reflect on pursuing Jesus and justice through the lens of this year’s theme ‘the good’. 

It is in this moment of remembering Christ’s birth we see the depth of God’s great love for all Creation and the good breaking in – a new covenant beginning, a new foundation laid and the renewal of right relationship between God and all creation. 

The radically generous gift of God’s only son Jesus is good news. It is good news to the poor, the imprisoned and the oppressed, to the marginalised and those facing injustice. It is good news to all creation.

Jesus, who spoke out against injustices, welcomed the stranger, protected the widow and healed the sick. He pointed to the hope and ‘good’ God intends for the world in the reconciliation of all things (Col 1:20), for the flourishing and wholeness of all creation. And gave himself to see the good begin to break into the world today.  

As followers of Jesus we are called to be part of God’s new creation now. To be God’s hands and feet as we seek justice and love mercy (Mic 6:8). Together praying ‘your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as it is in heaven’ to see, to taste, and to hunger for the good to break through into this world.

Empowered by the Spirit to be salt and light (Mt 5:13-14) we seek to live out the good today. Our love in action reveals the hope and joy in the gift of Jesus’ birth and the deep, radical, gracious love of God that transforms hearts and communities,  turning our world upside down. 


From Thursday, 1 December 2022, daily devotionals will be sent to your inbox from contributors including Dr Louise Gosbell, Uncle Ray Minniecon, Aunty Dr Anne Pattel-Gray, Dr Mike Frost, Bek Stanton, Will Small, Rev Scott Higgins, Dr Byron Smith, Safina Stewart, Stevie Wills, Luke Vassella, Kate Leaney, Gershon Nimbalker and more.

Sign up now to be part of this Advent journey reflecting on the joy, hope and anticipation of the good God intends for ourselves, our families, our communities, our nation, our world and all Creation.


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Ofa Foiakau is the Youth/High School Ministry Lead and Field Officer (Central/West) within the PULSE team.

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