Advent Disclaimer:I apologize as there was a problem with my publishing calendar yesterday. This post was scheduled to have gone out November 29th, which would have been my final publication in the NaBloPoMo Challenge! I hope you still find it worth reading…and I hope you remembered to light the correct candle without me!!
(remember: purple, purple, pink, purple!)
I adore this time of our liturgical year: The Advent season!
In a world that is so distracted from God, in a culture and country that seem so anti-God, I enter Advent season this year with a praying heart. For Christians this is a season of expectant waiting. We are waiting on Christ. And when we wait for him, when we turn our eyes toward Him, the things of this earth grow small and dim. The Black Fridays & Cyber Mondays pale in comparison. We wait instead for the Gift that is greater than any this world could have ever dreamed!
(And the only Doorbuster Deals we are anxious for is the one our Papa will bring to us, when he proclaims a Year of Mercy at the Holy Door in the atrium of St. Peter Basilica on December 8th! No snow globe give-away necessary, giggle-giggle…)
My Advent wish for you can be found in a beautiful poem I’d like to share as we enter into the Advent Season together. May you find a special hug & blessing tucked inside to wrap around your heart and carry with you these next four weeks!
Ann Voskamp is an author, a blogger, a farmer’s wife, a homemaker, and a homeschooling mother. She’s the author of the book The Greatest Gift, a slow, unwrapping of the Gift that is Christ, our Savior.