Monday, December 21, 2015


Waiting is hard, isn't it?  Waiting to be fed, waiting in line, waiting for answers, waiting to light each candle of Advent, waiting for Christmas.  I must admit, I have the hardest time with waiting to light the candles during Advent.  I feel like a child; I love candles and I love to light them -- all of them at once!  And with the Advent candles, we light just one at a time, adding one more for each Sunday that passes until they are all lit on Christmas Day.

During Advent, I like to sing and meditate on of one of my favorite carols, O Come, O Come EmmanuelThere is a deep yearning in this song that draws me into anticipation.  The words and the lighting of the candles remind me of Whom we are waiting, counting off the days, "Until the Son of God appear.  Rejoice! Rejoice!  Emmanuel shall come to you O Israel."

In these last days as we wait for Christmas to come, let us be patient with one another as God is patient with us, let us bear with the darkness until each candle is lit and darkness gives way to The Light.

His name shall be called, Emmanuel -- God is with us.
~Isaiah 7:14


  1. I need to add an advent candle to my list for this year. I read in my Advent reading today that we have the light of Jesus and we shouldn't shrink from bringing His light to a dark world.

  2. Glorious photos! Happy holidays to you and yours, dear friend.

  3. Beautiful words and photos. Blessings to you and your lovely family during this special season as we celebrate the birth of our Saviour Jesus Christ.

  4. I've been humming that carol almost constantly the last week! I appreciate your encouragement to "bear with the darkness." We carry the Light within us - may He shine brighter and brighter. Merry Christmas, Jody!

  5. Wait is a verb.
    Merry Christmas to you and yours, Jody.


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