The Christmas season is a busy season for most and it's so easy to get caught up in all that we have to do, that we forget to appreciate the season for what it is. The Season of Advent is a time to prepare our hearts and minds for what we're actually celebrating during Christmas: the birth of our Savior and the anticipation of His second coming. Join Mercy staff, Katie, as she elaborates on the importance of being fully present during this season.
This Advent Season I’m committing to slowing down in order to fully feel the weight of anticipation. In this effort, I want to focus on the significance that the arrival of Christ holds for my daily life. Sitting in anticipation is uncomfortable and risky. It’s exhilarating and hopeful…at first. Then it just leaves us weary. The Bible says that hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life. (Proverbs 13:12)