Today is the first day of Advent. For four weeks we will prepare for Jesus’s birthday. It is easy to prepare the house, buy the presents, and do the baking. It is much harder to prepare my heart so that I truly understand the significance of what we will celebrate at the end of the month.
As I opened our Advent devotional tonight to read and pray with John, I was reminded that this first week of Advent is centered around Hope – the very thing that my life has been centered around for the past six months.