The pause, the waiting, the liminal space – it’s not always our favorite place to be, is it? Is that where the deepest work happens in our mind and soul? Advent is about waiting and so like Mary, we wait for our Savior. Anyone who has had to wait nine months to see new life brought into the world would probably say that during the last few weeks they are ready. But wait they must.
And we must wait as well. In our waiting we pray and hope that Jesus’ birth gives us new life and hope.