Advent begins a new Church Year today.
Now we look forward to new life, new hope and
Quietly, prayerful anticipation of a New Life.
For Christians everywhere, this is our New Year's Day.
With this new beginning time, comes the greatest anticipation....Christmas.
The celebration of the birth of Our Saviour.
Most of us only really anticipate the giving and the getting,
the preparation and the celebration of family meals.
The traveling, the cleaning, the decorating.
All to celebrate a baby born 2000 years ago.
May we all remember the reason for the season,
may our waiting and preparation all be in the spirit of a new beginning.
My hope is to find my new beginning this year.
Advent--quietly waiting in hope.