Well, in the last 72 hours the staff here at St. Luke’s has produced four worship bulletins, one monthly newsletter (thank you Joy!), and the programs for tomorrow’s Chicago Community Chorus concert. It’s been a flurry of paper and folding and stapling (thank you Pat!). Now we sit back and wait for all our preparations to hatch and the celebrations of the coming days to emerge.
Advent has been this – the waiting and the hoping, except on a more cosmic scale. We have been in a season of hopeful expectation for the emergence of God’s reign in this world with all its darkness. We have been waiting, but we have also been preparing. Now we watch as new life points to the reality of the rebirth God has in store for us all, in our lives and in the world.