Tuesday, December 04, 2012

Wander Towards Jesus

It is easier for us at this season of Advent to let our minds wander towards Jesus. We have reminders all around us. There are manger scenes, Christmas trees, wreaths on the doors. Even the rise of the non-religious Christmas, Snoopy scenes and Frosty the Snowman, cause us to lament the focus on Jesus and make us think of Him again. It is good to have this long season of thinking of Jesus, His Advent, His Incarnation, the trajectory of His life and eventual death and resurrection. Just as we need a weekly renewal, so this is a wonderful annual season of renewal.
         This also makes us aware that we go through long stretches of having our minds wander away from Jesus. So, let us confess that wandering, asking the Holy Spirit to continually focus our minds on the Lord Christ such that the glory that is revealed in Advent and Christmas will remain with us throughout the year.

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