it's the 28 december and i've just noticed the kids advent calanders in the bin... yes xmas is over... i know, i've put on a few kilograms to prove it!
advent calanders are to remind us that xmas is coming or more precisely that the Christ who was promised is coming and has indeed come...(did i hear a halluluia) yes he came roughly 2000 years ago but i haven't thrown my advent calander away... because i'm still waiting... still waiting for the Christ to return. but while i'm waiting i'm called to work for the kingdom today. this is what tom wright wrote in his commentry of mark's gospel: "many christians today face persecution every bit as severe as that which the early church suffered and those christians who don't face persecution (that's me) often face the opposite temptation, to stagnate, to become cynical, to suppose that nothing much is happening, that the Kingdom of God is just a pious dream..."
as i wait, may i not become cynical open my eyes to see what You are doing and give me the strength to join in!