Sharing this that I posted on my Instagram a couple days ago. I’m so glad it is December again. That it is Advent season once again. Yet, this fall has been hard and because of that, I am walking into this Advent season with a weary heart. But that isn’t necessarily a bad thing, I am learning.
“Then God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light.” (Genesis 1:3 NLT)
It is December & Advent season and I’m walking into this season in a way that I didn’t expect — with a weary heart and a tired soul. For a moment I didn’t know how to take that; but then I realized just how it might be the best way to walk into this season. Because Christ was Light come to darkness. He was hope that came for the hopeless and lost. He was love and grace poured out on us weary and worn, us bruised and broken.
So it might be that I come into this season with heaviness, my hands empty and my heart too. But that’s okay. That’s okay because this is the season of waiting — for light to come, for love to pour out, for hope to dwell within us. And He will come. He will come, and He will be with us — Emmanuel.
“You who love the Lord, hate evil!
He preserves the souls of His saints;
He delivers them out of the hand of the wicked.
Light is sown for the righteous,
And gladness for the upright in heart.”
So it seems fitting that this Advent season is set in the midst of the darkness. That when the darkness seems to abound around us, these glimpses of light and hope show up. And I find that is the beauty of our Lord — how He shows His gracious nature in the midst of the mundane. How He always shows up, in a thousand ways and a thousand times.
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