Advent 2022: Friday, December 16

December 16, 2022


This time of year, everyone is vying for our time, attention, money, etc. There’s always something more exciting going on at different parties with more interesting people than wherever I find myself. However, this ought to be a time when we get to slow down and spend time with our family and those closest to us. 

I think the reason I’ve found myself in this situation before is because I’m not thankful and content where God has placed me. I’m allowing distractions and even jealousy into my life where fellowship and community ought to be. There will always be somewhere else to be and something else to do, but there will not always be the people I know and love around the same table in the same room. I want to focus on that this Christmas: being present with those around me while remembering and celebrating the birth of Christ.

Lelan Eberly, student ministries