'Advent' photo (c) 2009, Chris - license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/“‘Advent’ means ‘coming’ of course, and the promise of Advent is that what is coming is an unimaginable invasion…
An invasion of holiness. 
That is what Advent is about…

In the meantime, we are in the dark, and the dark, God knows, is also in us. We watch and wait for a holiness to heal and hallow us, to liberate us from the dark. Advent is like the hush in a theater just before the curtain rises. It is like the hazy ring around the winter moon that means the coming of snow which will turn the night to silver.


But for the time being, our time, darkness is where we are.” ~ Frederick Buechner


In this first week of the Advent season, may hope ignite in your heart to push back the dark.

(PS: I’m working on an essay about Advent that I hope to share soon, but if you missed it, check out last year’s first week post. It still holds true.)