This quote from theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer about Advent sure made me think:
A prison cell, in which one waits, hopes—and is completely dependent on the fact that the door of freedom has to be opened from the outside—is not a bad picture of Advent.”There can be such a sense of darkness in the season of Advent, even as we prepare to celebrate the birthday of the Savior of the world. We can get so caught up in the preparation we miss the joy and hope in God becoming incarnate in Jesus Christ.
So it is good to be reminded that freedom from the darkness, fear, apathy, doubt, and loneliness does come from the outside - in God’s relentless seeking of relationship with us out of love and grace. Quite a lot to think about!
And on a lighter note, it was an afternoon available for baking and cooking with the husband. A rare and wonderful gift to one another. Merry Christmas to come!!!! And there will be lots of goodies to enjoy as we celebrate.