Advent – December 10, 2023
December 10, 2023
The Eighth Day of Advent
As I look forward to each day of Advent, I look forward to sharing with you. Because you have chosen to walk through the season of Advent with me, it has made a time, which was already special, a unique experience. And for that I say thank you, to each of you. I no longer allow the thoughts of each day to come and go, quickly moving on to the next thing at hand. When a thought pops into my head, I reach out to hold it for a while, wondering, is this something to share? Earlier today I was thinking about what it must have been like to live those thousands of years ago, waiting for a prophecy to unfold, waiting for a promised Messiah. You would certainly have to move through each day, doing whatever needed doing, but somewhere, in the back of your mind would be an ever-present thought, when will it happen? At that time, I would have been waiting for something and someone to come. At the same time, I would not have known how that “coming” would manifest. Then, it occurred to me to move into the present day, as I am now living, still celebrating a period of waiting. Then came the thought! It seemed to come out of nowhere, but I know where it came from. The thought came from The Holy Spirit, dwelling within me. And it was that, now the promise had been fulfilled, at this present piece of eternity, it was God, waiting for me, my coming into an illumination, revealing, opening, embracing my Advent. God is waiting for me to be all I am sent to be. God is waiting… for me.
On this eighth day of Advent, 2023, the reading I have chosen is from Isaiah 11:6.
December 9, 2023
“The wolf will live with the lamb, the leopard will lie down with the goat, the calf and the lion and the yearling together; and a little child will lead them.” Isaiah 11:6