My friend, Stephen Spence, posted this on his blog today. May his words and the imagery he uses bless you and bring you a sense of the place and purpose of the Advent season as a time to reflect, wait and hope.
Waiting in darkness. Troubled by evil – both the Great Horrors and the petty personal pains. Hopeful that this is not all there is; that this is not the way it ought to be. Uncertain whether this hope is built upon a divine promise or upon personal dreams.
Waiting in darkness. Awed by star-lights burning holes of divine promise into a despairing sky: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. Daily evidence of a divine presence active within our stories. These…
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