Living in the In-Between
Advent is an in-between time of year. It is a season between the holidays of Thanksgiving and Christmas, yes. However, Advent is also about what was and what is to be. It is about what has already happened and what has yet to occur. It is a time of joyful expectation as we worship God waiting for the coming of Jesus Christ into our world, into our hearts and into our homes.
As Christians, we are called to live our lives fully in the world. As human beings, however, we know all too well the realities of life: the joys and sorrows, triumphs and setbacks, the loves and the losses of being alive. We do live our lives fully.
Yet, we also live expectantly. Christians live life in the here and now and but we also live in anticipation of the life yet to come.