Sunday, December 03, 2006

Advent


This is how I'll be spending my morning in just a bit. I am looking forward to it. Advent has a way of taking my breath. My heart feels overwhelmed and the Christ child feels so real. I think it happens because we are so often invited to sit quietly and think. As soon as I sit quietly, He comes to me. I am no longer pushing Him away with all my frenetic mind antics. I long to hold on to this feeling throughout the year. If I were to make a New Year's Resolution, that would be it. I want to go forward. I don't want to always be retracing my steps, although finding Him again and again is a gift for which I am most grateful. As Advent unfolds and we celebrate His coming, I am grateful again for a personal advent. I am grateful that he would come to a heart that sometimes must resemble that old barn, cold and uninviting. Yet he comes. Thanks be to God.

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

I read this earlier but didn't have time to comment. I just loved this and especially the last part because it speaks to me where I'm at right now...I can't believe that he would come to my dry/cold heart either...but you know I think that he does come more readily to a heart that admits that it is not what it should be.

Peace to you and your family this Advent Lisa and of course hugs upon hugs :)

Amy said...

Oh Yes! My thoughts exactly, but you've said it so much better than I could Lisa. Thank you!

Kai said...

I love this post, it's very spiritual and that sentiment rings thru on the post..
The heart always professes the truth if you listen and your's is beautiful..
Peace and love to your soul this season of wonder and light..Kai

Tongue in Cheek Antiques said...

May the blessing of this Advent guide you and fill your heart always.

Anonymous said...

The reason we walk this earth and the reason we are here at all, is in this beautiful post of yours. I too am feeling as you are peaceful with joy.

Hello again my friend Lee-ann

tinker said...

What a beautiful, heartfelt post, Lisa. This line especially, "finding Him again and again is a gift for which I am most grateful"
Wishing you a joyous Advent.

Anonymous said...

We had communion yesterday too...there is always a call to pause and reflect in communion as well...

Naturegirl said...

Peace be to you too!A heartfelt post here.

BlueJude said...

I was just thinking over the weekend how Christmas really is a very spiritually touching time. I too feel grateful for the closeness of God and Jesus and how awesome it all is! Blessing to you this season!

Anonymous said...

Thanks be to God!

You have the right idea. "Be still and know that I am God," the Bible says. I wish I knew how to be still!

I missed the first Sunday of Advent, but I hope to be in church for the next three Sundays. I am healing.

Thanks be to God!

Anonymous said...

This is the first year that I am really immersing myself in the season of Advent and I find it quite beautiful!

Sherry

Orange Blossom Goddess (aka Heather) said...

What a lovely post. Thank you so much for sharing these wonderful thoughts and feelings.

Sacred Art of Living said...

What beautiful words to describe this season! I love the image of a personal Advent. Blessings to you, Christine