Advent; Anticipation and Preparation for Christmas

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Real Estate Agent with Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified #1 in Forest Land Mgmt

Advent; Anticipation and Preparation for Christmas

 

This is an important time in the Church year as we prepare for Christmas.  

No, it does not mean running out grabbing a tree and sticking a bunch of decorations in your yard and your home right away.

What it does mean is that we have a few weeks to spend some time with God, preparing our hearts and our minds for this great gift of Christmas that will be arriving on December 25.  

It is a time to study and reflect upon the readings both in the new and old testament relating to the arrival of Christ.  

It is a time to study and reflect upon what God wants us to do for Him and His people.

A few weeks to reflect upon what Christmas really means.

 

I challenge you to hold off on decorating your home and office for a while, do some reading, do some studying,  pray and reflect and prepare yourself for Christmas.  

 

Then on December 25 when the Christmas Season starts, celebrate this grand season of joy that runs from December 25 through the Epiphany which falls on January 6th this Christmas Season.  

 

 

 

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Comments (7)

Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Bob Crane  Diane was decorating her portion of the Christmas today.... aka Advent requirements, Endre

Dec 03, 2023 10:23 PM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Bob. Too late! The wife has the place decorated to the nines dos the grandkids can be mesmerized. Enjoy your day. 

Dec 04, 2023 05:07 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Good morning Endre and Wayne,

It sounds like you are both ready for a festive season.

Happy Holidays!

Bob

 

Dec 04, 2023 06:00 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, Bob... there's always something special about watching another candle be lit each Sunday of Advent. As a child, I always knew Christmas was that much closer as more candles were lit.

Dec 04, 2023 07:56 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Bob Crane the meaning of Christ birth many times gets lost in all the festivities this time of the year.

Dec 04, 2023 08:02 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Good Monday morning, Bob, Best wishes to you and your family for a very special holiday season.

Dec 04, 2023 09:04 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Bob,

Love your post. Each Sunday as another advent candle is lit..its a special moment. I was always mesmerized each Sunday as Christmas drew closer.

Dec 04, 2023 11:37 AM