social spark Aisling Beatha: Advent Anticipation


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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Advent Anticipation

Referring to Luke 2:21-40

I cannot begin to imagine what it must have been like for Anna.  To have waited and waited and waited for God to show up.  Always waiting, staying faithful, never giving up, day after day after day.

And THIS day, when it started, probably seemed like every other day.  I wonder when she realised.  Was it the very moment Mary and Joseph entered the Temple, even though she couldn't see them yet?  Was it not until she caught sight of them or did it take a while of watching the family not yet understanding what it was that was stirring in her soul?

Whatever or however it came, that moment of realisation did come.
"This is it" the Holy Spirit whispered in her ear, "THAT child, He is the one you've been waiting for" and then He nudged her until she walked across and approached the family.

Waiting was over, anticipation was done, her joy was complete.  The Saviour had come!


  1. Zoe, that is the same hope I have for Christmas this year. First time in a while that I look forward to celebrating Christmas. Love you friend.

  2. I came and He is coming. Therefore, I celebrate! :)


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