O house of Jacob, come and let us walk
In the light of the Lord.

Isaiah 2:5 (NKJV)

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The holy echo for this season came in an early morning reading. Could Isaiah have imagine how far the echo of Advent would ring?

Advent is for us, not just some. O house of Jacob.

Advent is an invitation. Come.

Advent it isn’t about idling or accelerating, the two options most offered by the voices around us. Do nothing, Do too much. No, it is about a steady pace– let us walk. 

Advent is about direction, we aren’t walking for the sake of a nice post meal stroll — let us walk in the light of the Lord.

When I read this yesterday morning my soul whispered, pay attention, this is your posture for advent. We again join the Church universal, invited to walk in the light of the Lord. The light of anticipation and waiting.

O house of Jacob, come and let us walk
In the light of the Lord.

Will you join me in this posture toward the season?

Knowing it is for a season, these weeks will pass. I was reminded of this when a post went live Sunday on a site I’m a monthly contributor. The post is a VLOG I filmed last summer, sitting outside surrounded by green, life, and high temperatures for a series called “Who do you think you are?” The season will not always be as it is. What do I want the echoes of this advent to be?

P.S. My favorite line from the VLOG is “I”m tempted to believe that ordinary is a rest stop and not a destination.” You can watch it here.

Categories: Faith, Holiday

Amy

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  1. Mark Allman December 2, 2014 at 9:03 am - Reply

    I enjoyed your video. I agree totally that ordinary is not a rest stop; it is the road most traveled. We need to relish it and look for the extraordinary within ordinary. It will be found in our relationships. Our relationship with God and our relationships with those we know well and others we encounter on the trip through ordinary.

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      Amy December 3, 2014 at 4:20 pm - Reply

      Thanks Mark … this is what I believe too and try to be on the look out for :)

  2. ~ linda December 2, 2014 at 12:47 pm - Reply

    This is so thought-provoking. I just opened up my blog about Advent and am learning as I did not attend a church that celebrated Advent so it is only these past few years that I have walked in waiting for Christ.
    Thank you for this today. I have been blessed.
    Caring through Christ, ~ linda

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      Amy December 3, 2014 at 4:21 pm - Reply

      Linda, I hope we can bless one another :). I know your comment blesses me!

  3. Sarah S December 4, 2014 at 1:20 pm - Reply

    And a dear golden meat hook at that. <3

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