Thursday, December 24, 2009

Eve of the Second Advent?

Just typing it, gives me shivers. I am ready, but am I ready/ready. I finally got ready for the eve of the celebration of the First Advent, but I won't be ready-ready until after putting the finishing touch on the Christmas Eve service. There are multiple pages in my book, "Constant Forward Motion-The Running of the Lymphoma Ultra Series" dedicated to the mental/ processes I went through following a diagnosis of an incurable (by man) cancer. I thought I was doing exactly what I wanted to be doing, and I thought I was living in a pleasing way to God and family, but the process of readiness was more complete in the days following the diagnosis. All kinds of thoughts came in and out of my head during that time, and not all were positive leading. As I purchased the final gift yesterday, I received a call from a friend asking if I am ready for Christmas.

"Now I am".

Lord, help all of us, take a moment to quietly ponder the question. Am I ready for the day of the Second Advent? Lead us and guide us through the process, by showing us small and large issues that need adjusting. Lord, help us all fully and completely understand Your coming the first time. Help us make room for you, and receive you.

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