November 30, 2009

1st sunday of advent


starting the new church year with the 1st sunday of advent has been and still is a very special moment.
as a child i vividly remember of the joy and expectation when the time came light the first candle in advent. i want to pass this on to my kids and feel like it's still an important moment for myself.
just a moment of peace and quiet. a moment of reflection on the meaning of the 1st candle of advent, hope.
the candle draws attention to the anticipation of the coming of the messiah that weaves its way like a golden thread through old testament history. and we still hope and expect him to come again.

Now we watch for the day,
hoping that the salvation promised us will be ours
when Christ will come again in his glory.

2 comments:

Alicia said...

Such beautiful posts as always, Daniela! We hope the advent season brings many special moments to you and the whole family. We miss you but these blogs help us to feel closer. Can you email me your address again? Alexa has things she would like to send....:)

Peace and love,
Alicia

tenthousandplaces said...

It was so beautiful having Advent devotions with you and the kids...I'll miss that. Will you continue the tradition of hanging gifts for "guests"?