We don’t like to confess our sins; well maybe some of us do, but what about those of us who don’t? For two weeks now the scripture has been telling us to get ready for a visit. Christ is coming to visit us. He has visited us before, when he was born in the manger. And the scripture asks us to learn from the ancient people, to learn how to welcome him again. John the Baptist is telling us, “Prepare the way for the Lord.” Are we preparing the way for the Lord?
Maybe some of us don’t feel ready to journey another year with Christ, maybe some of us feel there is nothing left to learn. Advent is a time for us to find new energy, new desire for God. We turn to the ancient people to learn again from them how to hunger for the fulfillment of God’s promise. How they hungered for the Messiah’s birth, we hunger for the second coming of Christ. This Advent, let us enter into their reality and wait for Christ with them.