Advent is a season of preparation. During Advent, we know that we are about to celebrate Christ's birth, which is cause for joy. But we may also feel a little nervous, wondering if this event is more than we can handle. This seems natural; after all, we are about to celebrate a life-changing, world-changing event. Christ's birth is no easy thing to understand. As we anticipate an event of such mystery and magnitude, perhaps we sense that we need some time to prepare. Thankfully, Advent offers us this gift of time.
-- Sarah Parsons