This year the theme in our celebration of Advent is "Expect!"
We wait expectantly to celebrate the fulfillment of the promise of the coming of the Messiah, the Christ child. At the same time, we can expect to be surprised by what new thing God is up to now! God is not done yet!
What difference would it make to us if this year during Advent we looked at it as a time of expectation? What can we expect because of God’s very presence in and among us in the everydayness of our lives? Let’s look expectantly at what God is doing now as we seek to live our life together as God intends in the full coming of the Kingdom of Heaven.
Let’s open up all of our senses and expect the presence of God in everything we encounter and everything we do. The God of the Universe has come to us! What can we expect?