When my girls were young and we were on a long journey they would utter the immortal phrase “are we nearly there yet”! The countdown to Christmas can seem to take so long for children. And waiting for what we long for in our own lifes can seem to take forever too. Prompting in us, as we wait, many “why” questions which we may never find the answer to. But in God’s timeframe, a thousand years are as a day. Waiting in expectation teaches us patience and perspective. As a not very patient person this is a good lesson for me.
The Advent candle 🕯 is a good measure of time. It does go down…but slowly, in stages. Yet the light it gives is wonderful. I like the verse in Psalm 119 that talks about God’s word being a lamp to our way and a light to our path. Sometimes we only have light for the next step but that is sufficient for what we need now. May you know guidance in your own next steps.
Many persecuted Christians can only see the next step, when all around is darkness. Some children,like Rafif, have experienced much darkness in their lifes. But the support of Open Doors helps to bring light this Advent.