Like it or not, God shows up on those who wait. Patience is both a virtue and a sign of God’s presence. Advent reminds us to slow down and wait. Some do. Some don’t. Certainly, our surroundings tell us to be as busy as possible right now.
Those who carve out waiting time find God in so many aspects of the day. Those that don’t may wonder if they threw God out with the Christmas wrap. Waiting, stillness is hard but worth it.
What are you preparing for on December 26th?
Wait for the Lord; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the Lord! Psalms 27:14 (ESV)