I’m not sure what your faith or denominational background is. For me the season of advent is one of my earlier memories as a child. I remember the wreath on the living room table. I remember coming home from church on each Sunday of advent and lighting the candles on the wreath. I remember the excited countdown to presents. And I remember my parents reminding me that we were waiting for Jesus to be born.
I’m older now.
Older is not always a good thing.
Now I have a job and responsibilities. Advent could easily be lost in the busyness of life. It could be lost in the planning, in the rehearsing, in the Christmas music playlist after playlist. It could be lost in trying to construct the perfect Christmas Eve services that will “wow” people.
But what happens if I get to Christmas Eve and it’s just a responsibility, or a “thing”.
The answer is nothing.
There will be no sense of God’s presence in my heart. There will be no realization of my Saviour’s demonstration of humility. There will be no wonder at the miracle of God becoming man.
And so I can not allow this. I will wait. Anticipate. Expect. Hope. Pray. And I will prepare to worship.
don’t miss out this year
…take a moment
The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light;Those who lived in a land of deep darkness—on them light has shined. – Isaiah 9:2
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made. In him was life, and the life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. – John 1:1-5
I recorded this short track for our advent series promo video. Please feel free to download and enjoy.