According to Wikipedia, “Advent is the season observed by many Christian churches as a time of expectant waiting and preparation for the celebration of the Nativity of Jesus at Christmas. The term is a version of the Latin word meaning waiting.”
Waiting… not my strongest attribute for sure, but one which God requires of all of us. And isn’t the season of Advent a wonderful time of anticipation? To acknowledge, each day of December, God’s providence, His promise, His greatest gift! To expectantly prepare for the celebration of Christ’s birth is like preparing for a cherished guest in our home, our life and our heart each year.
Only God could create the emotion of anticipation, and a sacred moment so worthy of it.
I pray that the season of Advent speaks to us in a sacred voice of yearning and joy as we move toward the celebration day!
Jude Mitchell, church lady