Hard Year? Dark Days? Best Advent To Give You Some Light? (and change your life) – Ann Voskamp

http://annvoskamp.com/2016/11/hard-year-dark-days-best-advent-to-give-you-some-light-and-change-your-life/

Ann Voskamp :

Advent 

We’re on the cusp of the tradition of Advent — and this changes the conditions of everything: He is coming.

Because when the news grabs the world at the throat, shakes it like a bully…
when the phone rings with that call that reverberates for weeks, when you’re sitting up late at the table after everyone’s fallen asleep… you need to know that there’s a resurrection to roll backimpossible doors.

It can be like the whole world’s whispering: We’re waiting for You, Lord.

And He can promise itComing.

Standing there at the prayer table, it only takes me a minute to simply light a candle that moves directly from the tradition of Giving Thanks to God —- to the tradition of Advent and Wanting and Waiting for More of God.

The house fills with the scent of more and the light dances up the wall and I’m lit: It’s impossible for all the darkness in the world to smother out the light of a single candle in the hand.

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