Waiting for what? For whom?
Waiting for Jesus.
Yes, we wait for the celebration of the incarnation, the birth of the Baby of Bethlehem.
But we also wait for Jesus in other ways, at other times.
We wait for him to show himself, small and mild, in the situations of our daily lives.
We wait for him to show himself, wild and magnificent in the beauties of the world he breathed into existence.
We wait for Jesus to come again, to break the sky with glory and grace and to shout, “The strife is o’er, the battle won!”
These twenty-four days are set aside
for us to turn aside,
to pull away a little bit from the over-commercialization and increasing noise of ‘Christmas’ as it’s celebrated in this crazy culture in which we live.
So for each of these Advent days, including Christmas Day, there will be a brief devotional in this space to remind us that waiting can be a good thing, a centering thing, a hopeful thing.
Even so, Lord Jesus, come.
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