Second Week of Advent
….“A voice of one calling in the wilderness, ‘Prepare the way for the Lord, make straight paths for him. Every valley shall be filled in, every mountain and hill made low. The crooked roads shall become straight, the rough ways smooth. And all people will see God’s salvation.’”
As we look at the Advent bags that were distributed by our church last year, we are reminded that Advent is a season.
It is a season of joy. A season of anticipation. A season of excitement. Each day the Advent candle burns brightly, providing us light as we prepare for the way of the Lord.
These bags also remind us that we are a part of a community of faith. As we enter every day, and face the challenges and the joys that life brings, we are surrounded and supported by the love provided by the members of this faith community. We are reminded that throughout our journey in life, we are never alone.
What a blessing!
In the scripture for today, Luke tells us to prepare for the way of the Lord and to make paths straight for him. This preparation is a journey, a lifelong journey. As I look at the nativity scene that is on our fireplace mantel throughout the year, I am reminded that this journey does not start or stop with the Advent season, but the joy and excitement of Advent needs to be experienced and shared daily as we seek for all people to see God’s salvation.
Let us share our joy, anticipation, and excitement!