Why We Long…

November 30, 2011 § 2 Comments

A few weeks ago I stumbled upon the pictured sticker, on the back of a vehicle that was parked in our church lot. Because of the day and time I assume it belongs to a wife who awaits the return of her husband, a soldier, who has been deployed to Afghanistan. It is one of the sweeter bumper stickers I’ve seen (by a long shot!). And in some way it tells the story of Advent.

As Christ-followers we are a longing people. For this dear woman, regardless of how good things could ever be, when her husband returns it will only be better.

It isn’t that there aren’t sweet moments and experiences in this life. It is that whatever good this life brings in snapshots, it will one day be better, and complete, in eternity. We long for a day when good moments are no longer spoiled by reminders and remnants of the fall, when our memories are no longer peppered with sadness and regret, and where our experiences never again leave us feeling any less human than we were created to be.

The Advent season is our reminder that Jesus has come, and that He will come again.

What ‘glad tidings of good news’…

peace.

PS Throughout the month of December there are two resources you may enjoy as we journey through Advent. One is our church web site, www.chapelgate.org, where various people will offer Advent reflections, beginning on Sunday, December 1. The other is this blog. My hope is that you will take the journey and capture a renewed sense of longing, for Jesus…

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