Advent; God in a Season in Search of, and for, Us
My memories of the Advent season are from the distant, and not-so-distant past.
As a child, I remember being immersed in the season, not just from the ‘Christmas is almost here and I’m soooo excited’ standpoint, but also because our family was imbedded in the traditions of the church as well. Advent season on the streets of Freeport Illinois and in the sanctuary and hallways of St. Thomas Aquinas church were heady places for a third grader.
More recently I have been able to be guided through this wonderful season by pastors and you awesome people here at Glendalewho bring on a whole new sense of anticipation in me. Gone are the days of working 70 hours a week in shopping malls just because ‘it’s Christmas’; now I have the chance to enjoy, even savor, every coming day.
Advent had always been a season in search for me. It has become a season in search of me. God has found me this Advent season right here, right where I belong.