Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Advent Day 21

"Waiting sometimes feels like sitting alone in the dark. When will the light finally come, we wonder. The dawn of a new day comes slowly, with a gradual lightening of the sky. With every blink, the sky seems to brighten, but it does not happen in an instant. We perceive the sunrise in incremental stanzas, until the fullness of light overwhelms the last ribbons of darkness, and we realize we are now standing in the full brightness of a new day.

"The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light;those who dwelt in a land of deep darkness,on them has light shone." (Isiah 9:2).

Though the Light of the World, the Christ, appears to be slow in His coming, His light does not meander into the world like the slow rising dawn. His coming, long foretold, is quickly realized as He slips out into a dim cave, in the night of a waiting world, a world so long blanketed in shadow and darkness. He comes to us in that long-awaited moment, awakening our hearts to Himself, as if someone has suddenly raised the shades. Our Light has come. And with His coming, all of the happenings of the dark shall cease." ~Kris Camealy, p102

Come, Lord Jesus: The Weight of Waiting by Kris Camealy. Available at Amazon.
Come, Lord Jesus Advent Book Club at Creative and Free.
Visit my church's website where we are offering a weekly Advent theme devotion and resources on our blog: Grace Church 

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