By Sibyl Towner, co-Author of Listen to My Life
This past Sunday was the 4th Sunday of Advent…the season of waiting with anticipation…the time of listening more deeply to who we are and who we are becoming in Christ in this particular year. It is an invitation to honesty and openness on our part.
It is also:
This Advent began the Sunday after Thanksgiving. It was a travel day going back home after having been with family. That Monday I taught at Judson University for their chapel and opened up with Advent inviting the students to come to Christmas and to Christ in a more authentic way this year. Dick and I usually have Advent gatherings that include a lot of families and singles each week to come together and remember the Christ who came, who is in our midst through one another and who is coming again. This year we had less large groups and a number of small gatherings with a focus of listening to the activity of God in our current lives and to give thanks. We went visiting as well to some who could not come out, but who could receive someone coming in.
"Show me your ways, O LORD, teach me your paths; guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long." Ps. 25:4-5