I started Ann Voskamp’s book today that I got from Tina for my birthday.
a coming into place, view, or being; arrival: the advent of the holiday season.
the coming of Christ into the world.
the period beginning four Sundays before Christmas, observed in commemoration of the coming of Christ into the world.
Advent – 4 Sundays before Christmas – Lighting One candle every Sunday and one on the day of His birth.
HIS COMING INTO MY WORLD …I light my candle
Advent ..a foreign word like something from an old time…something I may have heard once before in a setting with a few people I knew to be Catholics but not something interesting , more like something just done …tradition….kind of like Lent …another old time word…
Advent …Christ coming!
A shoot will come up from the stump of Jesse; from his roots a Branch will bear fruit.
Ann asks on Day 1… will you join me – answer these questions with me
Open your hearts raw to Him….enter into Advent
Where do you feel like a stump?
What are you waiting for?
Where can you see new life?
I heard God say “ start this book on December 1.”
I knew it was like a devotion but I didn’t know it would be this…to me on day one….HOPE
A life less stump
quick to jump after his blunt ax like tongue
chopping off hearts and hands reaching out
waiting and yearning for the resurrection
for the fire of love to breathe through
a moment turning round and round
again and again – clash and bash
But I trust….I will listen….I follow
pray and speak life
call those things that are not as though they were
and in that moment Hope arose and Faith made way
the SON rose in his heart
and the moment of humility came to pass from lips to ears
it is there I see GOD
Advent …. I see the COMING of the SON in my world…
Advent …an old word for a new day