How to add meaning to advent (family activities plus giveaway)
By Renee@Doorkeeper on December 14, 2011
Welcome to the 12 Pearls of Christmas!
Enjoy these Christmas Pearls of Wisdom from some of today’s most beloved writers as each contributor shares heartfelt stories of how God has touched lives during this most wonderful time of the year.
By Sibella Giorello
Consider the bride’s walk down the aisle. We all know where that woman in white is going, but somehow waiting for her to arrive at the altar is an essential part of the ceremony. In fact, the waiting is so essential that even cheapskate Vegas chapels include wedding marches.
Why? Because the wait adds meaning to the moment.
At Christmas time, we tend to forget this essential truth about anticipation. We’re lost to shopping malls and checklists, rushing toward December 25th so quickly that we forget the quiet joy of the month’s other 24 days. And then we wonder why we feel so empty on the 26th, amid ribbons and wrapping paper and our best intentions.
Because the wait adds meaning to the moment.
And that is why Advent is so important to Christmas.