Here we are in the season of Advent. For years I have written a daily devotion, focusing on different aspects of preparing for Christmas.
This year I didn’t…couldn’t.
I’ve felt like the child in the picture above. Watching. Feeling separated from whatever else was happening. My mind scattered, feeling unable to focus on what was necessary.
Waiting. Surely something is coming. It’s right around the corner. Anticipating. Daring to reach out and take hold of hope.
But hope is fragile, fleeting, and confusing.
Do I really want what I think I want? Can I handle it? Or will it disappoint again…will I?
Yes, it’s Advent. Are you watching? What is around the corner for you?
(More Advent thoughts to come…let’s walk the road to Bethlehem together.)
2 thoughts on “What Season Is It?”
Thank you, Tina. Your post expressed just how I’m feeling this Advent. “Do I really want what I think I want? Can I handle it? Or will it disappoint again?” Your words comforted me today because I know I’m not alone.
Isn’t that what we should learn from Christmas? After all, Emmanuel is just that, God with us, and us with each other. 🙂