Advent means to prepare. I think prepare is a completely different word than organize (even though they are synonyms). Organize can mean physically doing things where as prepare in the context of Advent might be explained as a state of waiting. I can anticipate that my Savior, my Shepherd WILL lead me to lie down in green pastures, allowing me to rest in my dependency on a dependable God. He'll lead me beside quiet waters. If left to myself I may wander to the raging river or the tumultuous sea. He guides me on righteous paths. He's with me when I walk through the valley of the shadow of death. He comforts me with his Shepherd's crook. He prepares a table for me. He gently anoints my head with oil. He fills my cup. His goodness, His love will follow me all the days of my life and then I will dwell with Him forever and ever.
This is my preparing on this first Sunday of Advent. It means the holiest of holy. Advent isn't about opening little doors and indulging in treats. It isn't about doing. It's about being and receiving. The Savior who came to Earth to save all of us dusty sheep is the One we shall prepare for. We'll be. We'll wait. We'll follow Him to the quiet waters. Oh, that I will remain mindful.
We don't want to follow lost ones because then we'll all be lost. God the Father's great act of love, sending His son, is what we can hold in our hearts. Now, that's a gift.
Every day in December bloggers:
Granny Marigold: http://grannymarigold.blogspot.com/
Karen (Happy One): https://lifeisgood-smile.blogspot.com