So we are still waiting, and that’s what this Advent season is about. It’s staying vigilant, being alert to the coming of Jesus. And of course, we, like those disciples, what Jesus said about himself, we don’t know when that final coming will happen. But there are many other ways in which Jesus, God, comes into our life if we stay awake, if we stay alert.
And the first way is what we celebrate at the end of this season of waiting, the season of Advent, of course is Christmas, when God did as the people at the time of Isaiah prayed for so fervently: “Oh, that you would rend the heavens and come down. The mountains would quake at your presence.” They were in desperate need of God’s help, God’s protection, God’s care, and they were praying that the heavens would break open and God would come into their midst.
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