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Welcome, Advent.

November 29, 2009

As the season of Advent folds open before me, I take a deep breath and begin the intentional process of giving myself permission to long for God in a way that is transforming, vulnerable and celebratory.

The first candle of Advent, the purple candle of prophecy and hope, promises me two things: that He is indeed coming and that He is indeed already here.

For me this year, Advent means many things. It is causing me to feel in intentional verbs that point me towards the birth of One who loves me and came for me.

Initiate.

Anticipate.

Participate.

Wait.

Welcome.

Allow.

Inaugurate.

Open.

Breathe.

Be.

Long.

The story that Christ told with His arrival into our broken human world is being told again and again in my life. He is telling me that I matter. He is telling me that I am enough. He is telling me that I am not alone. He is telling me that He’s forgiven me. He is telling me that He loves me.

What is Christ speaking into your Advent season this year?

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One Comment leave one →
  1. December 31, 2009 7:48 pm

    The actuality of the incarnation. It really happened. GOD came down as a human, to reconcile us to Himself. I am amazed.

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