Today marks the first day of advent. A day of excitement filed with hope and grief. But hope trumps!
It’s Not This Time of Year Without… a message of hope, everlasting hope.
The message is to step out of our head and feel what we cannot see. To accept the mystery in our life whether we are Christians or not to be confident that all things will work out for the good.
It’s not impossible.
One of the keys is waiting, patiently and yet, active waiting. In waiting, it sharpens our awareness and awakens our desires to be and do good in our short lives.
I know in the next four weeks, we will be actively busy in preparation for Christmas. What to cook, what to wear, what to buy, what party to go to. All the busyness in our lives.
But bear in mind, for Christians, this is not what this time of the year is all about.
Exciting? Yes, a message of hope and peace in our hearts for believing the message of Jesus.
Blessings to all.
*Note: Photo credit to Remembering Dennis written by Chuck Spindler, a message of hope.