Join Angela for A Pause in Advent
Sunday, December 6, 2015
Your Advent: Pause in Advent #2
Do you have happy memories of advent at church? Maybe your school honored Christmas (they don't do that anymore). Did you go holiday shopping often when you were a child? Did you give gifts to your friends? I'm wondering exactly when it is in a lifetime that all of the memories and Christmasy feelings are established. I think maybe our grandchildren are a bit young for appreciating the trimmings of Christmas. My sister and I would "play Christmas" wrapping up our toys in towels and placing them along the wall and then pretending we were opening up exciting gifts. We made sleighs out of shoe boxes and launched our Barbies down the stairs. We loved (and still do) Christmas baking endeavors. Samantha and Lizzy are here for the weekend (Mommy and Daddy are having a staycation at home) and they don't seem that interested in Christmasy doings. When I think of childhood advents my brain sticks upon the tiny plastic creche that was often a gift to us upon the completion of our church Christmas pageant. The tiny scene of the Savior in the manger. The POWER of the Holy Spirit. The SPIRIT is around us now. We're safe for eternity.