Advent starts today. Advent is a season in the church year that leads up to Christmas. It has nothing to do with eggnog or decking the halls or shopping, although I wonder how long it will be before some retailer starts promoting an “Advent Sale”. I can hear it now — “Biggest Sale of the Year — a great Advent-ure!” Ugh.
According to Wikipedia, “Advent is a time of expectant waiting and preparation for the celebration of the birth of Jesus at Christmas.” The word “advent” comes from the Latin word “adventus” which means arrival. So we are waiting for the arrival of Jesus. And for the past two thousand years, he’s never stood us up. He always comes.
Waiting has never been my strong point. God, however, is big on waiting. Since there is so much written in the Bible about waiting, I thought I’d take a look at waiting during this season of waiting.
I just used the word “waiting” three times in one sentence. Please forgive me. I promise never to do that again.
Come, wait with me.