Saturday, December 03, 2016

Advent: Anticipate

It's good to live and love in the moment, because we've no idea what tomorrow may bring. In the dramatic tension of existence, it's also good to anticipate what's coming: a delicious meal, a warm bed, the touch of your partner's hand on your own. These things disrupt the oppression of now with promise of things to come.

Other things we don't welcome but still must anticipate so that we can be ready to resist, to take a stand, to hold fast and to drive back the darkness.

Whether we look forward with joy or with uncertainty, both attitudes are infused with joy. God intrudes on history, and when we are faithful to his vision for justice, the desert flows with water and life flourishes.

Copyright © 2016 by David Learn. Used with permission.

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