The older I get, the more I long for the truth of Advent to saturate my heart during the Christmas season. As the year approaches its end, it seems that a lot of us look around and see all that’s broken in our lives and in the world around us. I think that’s what brings a sense of depression to so many during the holidays--we look for what’s missing to make us feel like we “should feel.” And the increasingly bad state of the world at large is no help. With every new piece of terrible news (in a time that is supposed to bring peace and joy), our hearts are ravaged just a bit more.
As we journey through the Advent season and take stock of this past year, wouldn’t it be better to scan our broken world in search of the good?
This Christmas season, I’m looking for the treasure of the Holy. In everything—the all-familiar story of Jesus’ birth, the drudgery of daily life, the events of the world around us. Why? Because I believe that the treasure of the Holy, of my Jesus, is hidden everywhere, in everything, just as He was hidden in a dirty stable in Bethlehem. I am committed to looking for Him…will you join me?
I will be blogging through this journey to share what I find, as well as songs that encourage me to look for the Holy. I hope this will encourage you, too.
Happy Advent…the King is coming!