1.a coming into place, view, or being; arrival: the advent of the holiday season.
2.the coming of Christ into the world.
Advent is a season observed in many Western Christian churches as a time of expectant waiting and preparation for the celebration of the Nativity of Jesus at Christmas. - Wikipedia
When I refuse to hide my honest questions, the things I’m really
thinking, the places where I am most afraid and really need His help…He
meets me there. And it not only doesn’t scare Him off like it does some
people, it seems to please Him. That I am willing to go deep with Him.
To wrestle. To endure and embrace uncertainty, recognizing it is such a
powerful door He walks through. The longer I walk with Him, the more
this is how I have to relate to Him.
Deanna Davis' last few (ok...I really mean ALL of her) posts have been a most profound experience for me. She is struggling through something very different than my struggle, but as she thinks and wrestles out loud, I think to myself, "Is the woman watching me? does she have ESP? How could she possibly write something that is exactly what I am thinking and experiencing?
Today she tackles the issue of "Ew. Messy blog. Messy life. Messy relationship with Jesus" and the inability sometimes for people to understand a Jesus who makes and meets us in a messy life.
Really, what I'm telling you is to read her blog. And espeically this post.
But I also thought this: She makes this point, "Not hiding the mess invites Jesus to speak into the mess. And
sometimes heal it so beautifully, so personally…it defies description."
And I thought to myself, "Jesus I am waiting. Waiting for you to heal this mess, this disaster area that is my spiritual life. Come, Lord Jesus. Come Quickly. Heal me and clean it up."
And isn't that the heart of the advent? Not only calling out to the Lord to come to us physically, but also spiritually and emotionally.
Especially when your spiritual life feels chaotic and questioning and weak.
Come, especially then, Lord Jesus.