In this week’s edition of our weekly Wednesday newsletter, Scott reflects on Advent, and how we might prepare ourselves to enter into this season of quiet and prayer.
Today’s Wednesday sale item is Dog in the Manger: Finding God in Christmas Chaos. Written by Tim Schenck and featuring illustrations by Jay Sidebotham, it’s a great gift for fans of Lent Madness or the Slow Down. Quiet. It’s Advent! calendar.
By Jonathunder – Own work / CC BY-SA 3.0
To really enter into the season of Advent so that we may receive the gifts it offers, we have to be intentional. If we are not deliberate in our focus on Advent, we will find ourselves swept along in the cacophony of buy-buy-buy now-now-now.
Forward Movement offers an array of Advent resources, and so do many other organizations. Your congregation may offer seasonal classes or practices. However you will savor Advent, I hope you will make ready so that when Advent begins, you are ready to embark on this brief but important journey.
Come Lord Jesus, quickly come.
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