Advent is over.
Advent means coming. Tomorrow we commemorate the coming of God into
human history in a very real way. The preparation and waiting is over.
What were we preparing for? What are we waiting for?
A Second Coming?…the reign of God; the reign of God in our hearts?
Would we know that if it happened? What would that look like?
Does the baby Jesus look like our idea of God? Do the sorrows of the
world look like the joy of God’s presence?
Immanuel means God with us; God within us. Did we prepare our hearts
for God? Did we empty ourselves so God can dwell within us? Have
we made room for God in our life? What would this coming look like?
Peace in our world….
Joy in our hearts…..
Kindness to our neighbors…
Goodness towards all….
Patience with one another…
Faithfulness to our promises…
Self-control in all that we do…
Humility so we can truly hear what others are saying…
Not at all what we might expect, but what God is waiting for. What
are you waiting for?
“In the tender compassion of our God the dawn
from on high shall break upon us, to shine on those who dwell in darkness
and the shadow of death, and to guide our feet into the way of peace.” (Lk
The Silence of the cave
The Silence of the pastures
The Silence of the night sky
Is shattered by a song of praise that sounds through the ages bringing joy
and peace to the world.
The Darkness of the cave
The Darkness of the pastures
The Darkness of the night sky
Is broken by a light, by the light of glory that dispels all darkness for
“Forever I will sing the goodness of the Lord!”