I’m sure you can relate. When you have studied and know all the material that big test is no problem. And if you have been eating well, feeling good, and generally taking care of yourself, there’s no fear in going to see the doctor. But what about Christmas? How do we get prepared for that? How do we embrace a pleasurable expectation of a date that can bring tons of anxiety? In a word: advent. The season of advent (by the very definition of the word) is a season of preparing for Jesus “coming”.
It is intended to create pause.
It is meant to highlight meaning.
It is meant to get us ready.
Advent began on Sunday. So may we take the next few weeks–before the snowball picks up to much speed–to reflect, anticipate, and prepare our hearts to celebrate the earthly arrival of God’s Son.
A brief note on the 2014 budget …