"I am still confident of this: I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living.
Wait for the Lord;
be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord."
Today is the first Sunday of Advent 2010. And once again I'm taking part in A Pause in Advent, hosted by Floss, a time for bloggers round the world to share thoughts, images, traditions, crafts of their own Advent preparations.
For me, Advent is a time to think a bit more deeply. Yes, I'm busy, very busy, with essays, exams, baking, decorating, crafting and more. Yet in the midst of the busyness I find my thoughts turning often to the anticipation of the celebration of Christ's birth, the fulfillment of Advent hope.
Waiting for Christmas to come is hard - especially for children. Even adults I know are eager for the celebration, maybe not because of Jesus' birth, but because then it's time to relax, then the shopping/baking/wrapping will be done, then, then, then. I find myself caught up, rushing through the season so quickly with my actions that my mind can't keep up. Instead, I want to wait well, focusing on the moments that make up the days and not just waiting for "then."