I have been wondering about an advent sky. Would it be the first sliver of light that comes to those sitting in darkness? Or would it be the guiding star? Or is it more like a stormy cloud on the horizon for what else does “fear not” mean when the good news always upsets the ordered lives of those receiving it.
“In the silence of a midwinter dusk, there is a sound so faint that for all you can tell it may be only the sound of the silence itself. You hold your breath to listen. You are aware of the beating of your heart. The extraordinary thing that is about to happen…” ~ Frederick Buechner
“The process of growth is always uneasy, because growth never comes through ease. It comes through stretching and expanding of one’s own capacity… the unease is a strategy of the soul to protect you from all the things as usual that could harm this new life being grown in you.” ~ Scott Ericksen, Honest Advent
What unease might God use to stretch you into new life?
“The season of Advent means there is something on the horizon the likes of which we have never seen before. So stay. Sit. Linger. Tarry. Ponder. Wait. Behold. Wonder. There will be time enough for running.” ~ Jan Richardson