Advent means “coming” or “arrival”. It’s the four-week season in the church calendar year preceding Christmas characterized by waiting and longing for God and what God assures the world: hope, peace, joy, love. Advent is the dark before the dawn; the candle burning brightly in a deep forest; the star way off in the black; the contrast and the quiet. Advent is the unsteady confidence that God will come through.
Over the course of the month I’ll share Advent Poems which reflect on the four themes of the season – hope, peace, joy, love – drawing on the inspiration of scripture.
December 1 HOPE
December 8 PEACE
December 15 JOY
December 22 LOVE