We are in the final month of the year already, ladies! What better way to close out the year than with rejoicing and celebrating the birth of the newborn King. With the busyness of all that December brings, let us take a few moments each day to be still and reflect on what is really means to wait in anticipation.
The word “Advent” means “coming.” People celebrate Advent in different ways, but the reason is the same. Advent is about anticipation and waiting for the coming of something. Advent is about the coming of the One who would change everything.
We wait for the One who came as a tiny baby in a manger, but who is also our our Redeemer, our Messiah, our King.
Join us in a Scripture writing plan for the month of December and copy down God’s Word.
During the month of December, we will be reading and writing about the hopeful anticipation involved in a season of waiting.
Throughout the Bible, we are pointed to the Messiah who would change everything. The world waited in anticipation for generations for the coming Savior. In celebrating Advent, we get a small glimpse into what it must have felt like to wait and yearn for so long.
I am sure they did not understand why He hadn’t come yet, or why their season of waiting was so long. They experienced years of what they thought was silence. I know how frustrated and weary I can become in seasons of my own waiting. Can you imagine how generations must have felt?
But God – He will do what He said He will do, and in our waiting He will be our shield and refuge.
Advent reminds us that waiting is not always a bad thing. Life in waiting is surrendering to our Lord, and trusting our Immanuel.
“This God- his way is perfect;
the word of the Lord proves true;
he is a shield for all those who take refuge in Him.”
Psalm 18:30 ESV
Some questions to reflect on as we begin Advent season:
~ How does Advent encourage us to trust the Lord?
~ How can you live life expectantly?
~ When have you struggled with waiting before?
~ What distractions do you have this season that will pull you away from the Lord?
~ What are you looking forward to this Advent season?
During Advent, we anticipate the coming of Jesus, then we celebrate His coming, and then we wait for Him to come again.
Hopeful expectation, joyful anticipation. We wait for Him.