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She Had a Good Question

December 22, 2015

“Shouldn’t Advent be all year long?”

Advent is a a time to get ready.

Advent is The Season of The Gospel that precedes Christmas. Four weeks long, it includes four Sundays.

She asked, “Shouldn’t Advent be all year long?”

We look both backward and forward in Advent.

We look back at the long-promised coming of Christ Jesus, born as a baby in Bethlehem.

We look ahead to Christ’s triumphant return.

Right in the middle of a Combined Advent Adult Sunday School Class, she asked, “Shouldn’t Advent be all year long?”

In this time between the long ago and the not yet appearings of Christ, he comes continually in Word and Spirit. (The United Methodist Book of Worship, 1992 edition)

Today, Advent is almost over.

All four candles in our Advent Wreaths have been lighted. We’ve been reminded that they symbolize hope, love, joy and peace.

The day after tomorrow we’ll light the Christ Candle in the middle of the Advent Wreath at the start of our Christmas Eve services.

Speaking for many, right in the middle of a Combined Advent Adult Sunday School Class she asked, “Shouldn’t Advent be all year long?”

As we approach Christmas this week, and as we resume a more normal schedule once the holidays are over, may Kathy’s question stay with us: “Shouldn’t Advent be all year long?”

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2 Comments
  1. Bill and Jan Prewitt permalink

    Very good question!

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