Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Although we're far from liturgical, Rick and I decided to put an Advent wreath in our home this year. We placed green garland and candles on a crystal stand, in nothing more than a feeble attempt to try and fashion a symbol, reminding us that Jesus came into the world. But how could we ever forget? God became literal flesh and blood and walked among us. All the unimaginable fullness of the deity of God the Father rested upon a babe. I'm not sure what that has to do with our wreath, but the first candle has been lit and we draw our attention to the hope that Christ has brought into our lives. Although we no longer await the first Advent, we do await the second one in which Christ will reveal himself to the world. In this season of Advent, we celebrate not just an event that occurred 2000 years ago, but the truth about God reconciling his people to himself and the consummation that we so eagerly anticipate. So, for us, the Advent wreath - a mere symbol - isn't about liturgy, but about Christ in us, our hope of glory.
posted by Christie