Wednesday, November 28, 2012

What Are You Waiting For?

"But as for me, I watch in hope for the LORD, I wait for God my Savior."
Micah 7:7

While we set aside lawn rakes for snow shovels, pumpkins for pointsettas we usher in the Advent season - the season of waiting and inward preparedness. But what exactly are we waiting for? And how do we prepare for it?

Are we awaiting a birthday celebration - the remembrance, the anniversary of the Christ child? Yes, in part. The incarnation of God's love for mankind through Christ is certainly a divinely significant event to celebrate. Yet, if that's all we celebrate - an anniversary - then we are left wanting after all the presents are unwrapped, the decorations torn down and put away. For what power does Christ's birth have for us here and now without understanding the hidden cross inside his lowly manger on Christmas night as our hope of salvation and resurrection? (Watch for the Light, 2001 Orbis Books).

Join me over at {re}fresh for the rest of the story... 


  1. I love the picture and your thoughts as always sweet Dawn. You are a blessing. Happy Friday! Come see me when you can. I've made a few changes over at my place. :) ~ Blessings out, Amy

    1. Now that the link is working, the story can be read in full. Always appreciate your encouragment, Amy.

      P. S. Your "place" looks great!