It will be said on that day, Lo, this is our God; we have waited for him, so that he might save us.
This is the Lord for whom we have waited; let us be glad and rejoice in his salvation. Isaiah 25:9
Waiting is difficult to do these days.
We rev up our motors hoping red lights quickly change to green.
We deliberately press “Enter” with precision and repetition hoping our devices will respond quicker.
We turn off our ovens too soon, prematurely shut off the burner and rush to pop open a vintage bottle of wine that lacks savor.
We race up the escalator only to discover we’re going the wrong way.
We pray with rapid-firing speech while speeding pass the Divine Drive Through.
We expect God to deliver us without ever opening the windows of our heart and hands.
Let Us Pray
Thank you God for Advent, a time to wait for the Star, God’s Light onto our path.
Thank you God for Advent, a time when we rise like freshly baked bread.
Thank you God for Advent, a time when we dare to stop to sing O Holy Night.
Thank you God for Advent, a time that prepares us to receive Jesus, the Christ.
“For a child has been born for us, a son given to us; authority rests upon his shoulders; and he is named Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” Isaiah 9:6
Advent, the bridge to Christmas where we touch that blessed hope, peace, joy and love.
My God, we thank you! Amen.