Thursday, December 11, 2014

Invites. Celebrates. Announces. Breaks.

Our busy world with endless to-do lists challenges the notion of the importance of quiet time with our Creator. 

Advent invites us to turn that life-draining pattern upside down. 

Advent celebrates the incarnational, Word-becomes-flesh God. 

Advent announces that God was not willing to have a distant, arms-length relationship with us -- God's beloved creatures formed in God's image.

Advent is all about God's willingness -- even insistence -- to be vulnerable, accessible, reachable, and attainable. 

Advent breaks down the barriers between the created and the Creator.