"Find joy in the ordinary.” This quote knocked me off my feet my senior year of high school. I remember being stressed out, spread thin, and bogged down by new waves of responsibility. I was so close to the finish line, all I could think about was graduating and moving on to the next chapter of life. I was antsy and irritated, always trying to get on to the next thing.
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)