Sunday, December 1, 2013

Advent: A Time of Patient Waiting

Be patient, therefore, brothers, until the coming of the Lord.  See how the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth, being patient with it until it receives the early and the late rains.

You too must be patient. Make your hearts firm, because the coming of the Lord is at hand.
James 5: 7-8

Advent is a season of waiting.  We must learn to be patient - first for the coming of the Infant, and also for the Lord's second coming in glory.  

I can only imaging the waiting of Mary and Joseph.  (Perhaps there was some not-so-patient waiting along the road to Bethlehem.)   They are in our stable, waiting with us.  Come, Lord Jesus! Scripture and Snapshot

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  1. Advent is the perfect time to practice patience, isn't it? :-) Such a cute nativity set!

  2. I love your idea of waiting for the baby Jesus! We haven't decorated yet (soon!) When we do I'm going to let the kids set up the nativity scene without the baby Jesus and give it to them Christmas morning :) Thank you for sharing!

  3. Meg @ Adventures with JudeDecember 2, 2013 at 8:52 PM

    We usually leave the baby out, and then put him in on Christmas Eve after Mass. I think this year we may have enough Nativity sets (I collect them) for everyone to get a turn - no more fighting over whose turn it is this year! Thanks for stopping by!

  4. Waiting with you...

  5. My husband and I celebrate this waiting by celebrating Advent with a Jesse Tree.


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