Posted on November 11, 2019 in: FaithSparks
By Liza Roach
Christmas is right around the corner. Do you feel like I do – behind already? You have to make sure the house is decorated, the crèche is out for all to see, the Christmas tree is up in all its glory, the wreath on the door looks festive and inviting, and let’s not forget buying presents for everyone you know in the world! Overwhelmed enough yet? We can’t forget to take the perfect family picture for the all-important Christmas Card! If yours looks like mine, the dog is licking my face as I am reaching down to pick up my husband’s Christmas tie! SNAP, PRINT, it is a torturous moment everyone will unfortunately remember!
Our faith tells us – take a minute, slow down…it is not a time for rushing: Advent is a time for PATIENT WAITING! We need to remember that this is a season of preparation for the coming of our Lord, and He does not want us to be stressed out. Really, God doesn’t want that for any of His children! He wants us to carefully and thoughtfully concentrate on the waiting and not the preparing – for in the waiting we will find the peace and joy that is the true gift of Christmas.
Make this year’s Advent a memorable one for you and your family. Begin some new faith traditions that will bring joy to your family for years to come. Have a blessed Advent!
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