This Sunday marks the beginning of the Advent season. This year, we reflect on the theme of Waiting - something that most of us perhaps don’t naturally enjoy.
But as the story of Scripture unfolds, we discover that waiting is one of those spiritual disciplines that Jesus-followers are invited to practice. We await Christ’s second coming, but also as we wait for answers to our prayers and as we show patience toward individuals or circumstances that we wish would change but haven’t yet. As the world around us rushes toward Christmas and demands instant gratification, the church pauses to experience the waiting of Advent.