#Adventbookclub – Week 1

I just thought I’d do a bit of a recap of week 1, to think about where we’ve been and where we are.

We’re waiting, waiting for God, waiting not just for Christmas, but for God to come in final fulfilment.

But as we wait, we are reminded that God is with us here, every day.

I am reminded of the old car bumper sticker, a take on an RSPCA one,

Jesus is for life, not just for Christmas

a little twee now, but still true.  If we are looking for Jesus just at Christmas, we are missing so much of what he has to offer.

And so our preparations become about far more than food and presents and…

Our preparations are far more about our hearts and lives.

Can we take time to be with God, to allow him to speak to us, touch us, heal us, to give us hope, to know  love and peace?

And as we do so, can our lives then be open to him and to those around us, as we live and wait for all he is going to do.

Lord I’m waiting,

I’m not always patient,

I want things to rush along,

but I will wait

– wait with you,

wait for your way,

your time.

As I wait,

I pray that you will equip me,

change me,

heal, me,

restore me

– that I may be ready

for all you call me to

– today and always

Thank you to all those who’ve joined us this week and shared conversations – looking forward to next week.

This year for Advent, some friends and I are using Advent and Christmas Wisdom from Henri J. M. Nouwen.   You’re welcome to join us on this journey.  Feel free to comment here, or on Twitter using #adventbookclub

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