The Advent Season: Arriving

Next Sunday, November 28th, marks the beginning of the Advent Season.

This is a powerful time of year, when we meditate tangibly on the Light of the World. Especially on His Return… we hold our breath and expect His arrival any. minute. now.

During Advent, our little family celebrates each week’s light with an Evening Light Event. In addition to lighting the candles of the Advent wreath, we savor the lights in and around our home. We began this tradition four years ago and look forward to continuing it throughout the years. As we ready the lamps of our hearts, looking always for His long-awaited return.

Our Light is Ready…

The first Sunday of Advent, we will light the Christmas tree and talk about Jesus Coming to Execute Justice (Isaiah 25: 6 – 26:6).

The second Sunday, we will light a fire outside, look up at the stars, and enjoy cups of hot cocoa.We’ll talk about Jesus Coming to Forgive Sins (Ephesians 1:3-14).

On the third Sunday, we will hang lights in the girls’ room, and wrap presents or sing Christmas carols. We’ll celebrate Jesus Coming to Renew Love (1 John 4:13-16).

On the fourth Sunday, we will light candles at the dinner table and enjoy a special meal together, while we celebrate Jesus Coming to Feed the Hungry (John 6:50 – 51).

We’d be delighted for you to join us. Please check back here each Saturday to read about our plans and thoughts for the following day’s celebration.

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3 Comments to "The Advent Season: Arriving"

  1. November 20, 2010 at 10:37 pm | Permalink

    Dear Laura,
    Jenny Summers shared your story in the CDT and it was beautiful. And as I’m checking out your blog, I love your Advent idea. I run a moms group in Bellefonte and I was wondering if you would come and share with us. We have two upcoming meetings – one December 2 at 9:15 AM and one December 16 at 7 PM. I know it is short notice but our theme is How to Keep Christ in Christmas and this is PERFECT! Please email me at [email protected].
    Thanks and God Bless!!

  2. November 21, 2010 at 11:25 am | Permalink

    What a wonderful tradition to add to the celebration of Advent. We have a special advent wreath we use, but your tradition is so much more!

  3. Molly Decker
    November 21, 2010 at 4:46 pm | Permalink

    As Ethan says, “With me! With me!” (Aka, take me with you, don’t leave me here without you.) How wonderful would it be to join you in your beautiful advent tradition! Would you be up for a weekend with us? IF not, perhaps in Jan? We’d love to do wintery fun things with you and the girls!