This is a season for waiting and cultivating an awareness of God’s promises.
Past, present, and future.
Hear the Prophets speak.
In Advent, we sharpen our gaze in anticipation.
Christ has come, Christ is risen, Christ will come again.
"Old verities give way at his arrival...Caesar trembles, empires topple, and the earth shakes. For those tied to the old age and its gods, its armies, its delusions of immortality, its false securities, the arrival of the Son of Man is bad news. `Apocalypse now,' cry the prophets of doom. Let us put away these prophets, close our eyes and speak optimistically of tomorrow. But those who have watched, who have heeded the signs, who have never made peace with the status quo, who have lived as if there were no tomorrow prick up their ears, straighten, stand on tiptoes. The Anointed One comes, their redemption is near and the world's doom becomes their deliverance."