Many say it’s hard to live your faith most of the year, but I find it particularly hard to hold on to Advent and Christmas while the world offers Rudolph and Santa. So, trying not to get lost in the holidays this December, I am posting a video and a question each day to keep me centered. And, of course, you are welcome to join me as you like.
Advent is a time of waiting. But waiting for what? Joe Kay offers a great reflection on what it means for Christians as they wait upon God. (I encourage you to read it – http://sojo.net/blogs/2013/12/02/what-are-we-waiting) In a nutshell, he reminds us that God has already come to earth and our waiting has more to do with God waiting for us, than our waiting for God. What if waiting is active, not passive? What if rather than wait for some “big moment” advent invites us to see the little ways God is already active in front of our eyes?
This is a season filled with waiting…how might you reorient your waiting to be focused on God’s activity in our midst?
Today’s video is a music video – I Will Wait by Mumford and Sons. Listen to the words and wonder, what are you waiting for?