Advent is my fave season of the church year. It is a time that I crave; to slow down and remember what this season is truly about. In the midst of our broken world and as I watched the fires in Tennessee or listened to the hatred and evil I heard in our world, I knew I was in need of something different; something that would allow me to voice the brokenness I am feeling in this world.
Two of my friends created an Advent devotional called "Rend the Heavens." Each day there is a prompt text and word. It has allowed me to simply write how I am feeling in our world; to remember our Jesus who was born in the stench and stealth of the manger. To be honest, this devo is something that I didn't even know or realize I was craving until I started participating in it.
It is amazing how craving something we don't know we need can be so holy. I am feeling a connectedness and a holiness in this Advent season that I don't know about you, but that I have needed after watching the news or opening a newspaper. It has been balm for my soul!
May you find the ways that your cravings are met this Advent season too!