Here we are! Sunday, November 29th is the first Sunday of Advent, the time when we prepare our hearts for the Christ child. I’d love for us to help each other not miss Him in all the hustle and bustle this Christmas — to help each other find time to ponder Him, like Mary did. If only ten minutes at the start or close of your day to ponder — that would be so good.
I’ll ask a few questions to help you — and suggest that you reflect on a song — and try to keep my blog posts fairly fresh. Your reflections would be so welcome. And I’ll pipe in! May we have a chorus of praise and thoughtful reflections all during Advent, my thoughtful brethren!
Let’s begin with a carol that is actually a song of the Second Coming of Christ instead of the first, though we always sing it at Christmas. Sing (and memorize, if you are led) Joy to the World and reflect on how it is actually a song of the Second Coming. Here are the lyrics — sing it this weekend, reflect, and tell me what you see.
And tell me how you plan to prepare Him room this Advent — for often, if we don’t plan, we will miss Him!