From a Creighton Student's Perspective
December 23, 2011
Sophomore, Communications Major
And suddenly there will come to the temple the LORD whom you seek,
And the messenger of the covenant whom you desire.
Yes, he is coming, says the LORD of hosts.”-Malachi 3:1
Can you imagine being on the receiving end of this message? What would you feel- excitement, apprehensiveness, or even fright? I could only imagine this is how many people feel about the Christmas season. This passage—due to the specific day and time of year—reminds me of little kids waiting for Santa Claus to come! It is not that children think Santa is going to be their leader or redeemer of any sort, but they do anticipate great things to happen because of the jolly ol’ man. Perhaps this is what people felt like awaiting the arrival of Jesus, like little kids awaiting the arrival of Santa.
The ending of Advent means three things are about to arrive: Christmas and the historical background of it, Jesus in our daily life now, and Jesus at the end of our time. Christmas is a time when the past, present, and future all come together and can be celebrated on one day. There is so much to look forward to in one day; no wonder kids have such a hard time waiting for Christmas!
Have a blessed Christmas!
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