As we enter the winter season, it’s hard to know what to expect. Will it be another warm, mild winter like last year? Will it be a pounding of heavy snowstorms like the year before? We don’t know for certain, so we do what we can. We prepare for winter. Snow shovels, snow blowers and plows are readily at hand. Skis and sleds are pulled out and ready to go. We watch the forecast to see what is at hand in the next week. Prepare for it, then watch, wait and deal with it when it comes.
Advent is our time to remember that we need to prepare, watch and wait in our spiritual lives as well. What will Christmas look like this year? Will we have a wonderful family gathering? Will it be a very difficult season for us either emotionally or financially? Will our faith be renewed with a wonderful experience of Christ’s presence? Let’s not rush into the season of Christmas without preparing first. Take advantage of the worship services that lead up to Christmas. Find ways to participate in the work of Christ by joining us Christmas caroling, participating in the Adopt-A-Family program or by helping and contributing to your favorite charity.
Keep your eyes open for signs of Christ’s love and presence in each day. By looking for it you build your expectation and increase your chances of seeing God’s work already taking place in your life. Prepare, watch and wait but with certain expectation of God coming into your life!
Dec 24: 6:30pm Music of the Season – 7pm Christmas Eve Service