Following Godâ€™s Call
by Pierre Shantz
Advent is a time of hope and waiting. We all anxiously await the birth of Jesus. It is a time of celebration. We sing our favorite hymns. We prepare the wreaths and light a new candle for every Sunday. Every day, we open a new window in our Advent calendars looking for a treat or a lesson for the day. For us who know the outcome of the story -- the entering of God into our broken world -- it is one of our favorite seasons in the church.