Sunday, 10 December 2017

Getting there ... slowly!

Unpacking is not a fun task at all. Box after box after box. And just when you think you are nearly the end, another box appears from nowhere. A friend asked us today how the unpacking was going and our answer was "we are getting there slowly!"

And that is the truth - we will get to the end sometime in the future, but it won't be finished in a few days - it all takes time. This should be a good lesson for us in the season of Advent. After all, a lot of us want Christmas to be here RIGHT NOW, and we don't like the waiting part.

However, moving towards Christmas day .... slowly, allows us to take in the beauty of the season, the expectancy of the Christ-child and the miracle of the Messiah. Rushing through Advent doesn't make us enjoy Christmas nearly as much as when we wait patiently.

So here is a little advice for us all - let us take a deep breath, soak in the Christmas carols and celebrations, unpack each advent 'box' slowly and thank God for his presence with us. We will get there in the end and the wait is always well worth it!

Luke 2:38 - "She came along just as Simeon was talking with Mary and Joseph, and she began praising God. She talked about the child to everyone who had been waiting expectantly for God to rescue Jerusalem."

Living in Grace

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