Advent 2021, Day 1
This post is an invitation to reflect, and it’s drawn from thoughts that came while I was buzzing around doing household chores. The ideas came so quickly and so forcefully that I was compelled to put down what I was carrying and come to the computer and open a document to capture them.
The theme of the Advent season is built around the longing of God’s people for the coming of His Messiah, Jesus.
And the thought that occurred to me as I went about my little household chores on this first day of Advent, 2021, was this: Do we really long for Jesus to come? Or are we just a little too contented with the status quo, with the faults and foibles and flaws and imperfections that we allow to build their own castles in our lives? Do we really want Jesus at the center of our lives, or are we just a little too attached to the world we live in, just a smidge too upset over the disruptions the past year and a half have wrought, just a little too interested and invested in getting it back the way we want it?
If we really long for Jesus to come and be the center of our lives, how would we act? What would our daily lives look like? And what kinds of things would we do to get to that point?
There is only one source for what we really need – salvation, and the certainty of it – and that is Jesus. It seems such a waste of time to go about our lives wanting anything else but Him.