A Time of Waiting — 10 Comments

  1. Beautiful post, Janis! My DIL asked me to write some simple advent narratives for each day from Dec. 1-24 for two-year-olds. Whew! Not easy. The simple is fine, but coming up with something for 24 days is a challenge.

    • Thank you, Tracy. Writing Advent stories for two-year-olds sounds quite challenging. And one for each day! Wow! Well, you certainly have the talent to do it. But thinking of something for every day would have to be like an Advent calendar.

  2. Thank you for this post dear friend to remind us of this season of hope. We all need to hold onto hope in the waiting seasons don’t we?

    • Yes, Marcy. Waiting seasons have no time set limits like Advent does. But grabbing hold of Hope, as you do so often, will carry us through because of Christ’s promises. I love you sweet friend.

  3. Beautiful reflection, Janis. “Through Advent, we rekindle our awareness of a life lived in His love, peace, and joy.” Yes! This season is such a wonderful time to linger in the stillness and ponder all His birth brings to us each and every day. Blessings to you and your family!

    • Dear Joanne, thank you for your insight. This is a perfect time to ponder the significance of Christ’s birth and the blessings of God through this.

  4. This season of Advent is so special—I like your reminders of waiting—the OT saints waited for the Messiah and God often has us wait for many things as we trust in Him. So grateful for the Babe in the manger!

    • Thank you, Rachelle, for your thoughts. God’s love manifested in Jesus, the Babe in the manger.

  5. Fond memories around the Advent wreathe as a child rushed into my mind as I read your post. There was such anticipation and joy! You beautifully expressed the season and our hope for more as we look to Jesus for our completion in eternity.

    • Thank you, Val. I just wrote the one on peace for this week. I’m glad you were reminded of the anticipation and joy which is stirred in us during Advent.