Who sets aside time for waiting?
Seems strange, doesn’t it, to have a season for anticipation?
But that’s what Advent is.
Advent is counter-cultural. That’s partly what makes it so precious. It cuts across everything that the secular world has made Christmas to be. The world’s Christmas is fast-paced and loud and glamorous – Advent, in comparison, seems plain. It’s a time of stillness and surrender, of holy, hushed expectation.