Advent is a time to embrace an inner longing that in our wisest moments we know nothing this side of eternity can fulfill.
Incarnation occurs all the time, even in our decisions. We are in a whirl of confusion and feel like we’re in darkness. Advent is a time of sitting with those raw feelings and emotions because discernment begins with observation.
As 21st century Christians we look through the lens of history having already happened. We approach Advent in a way that already knows the next chapter of the story. There’s a deeper story that is ours, too.
Perhaps our need for the Saviour is no different than the need 2,000 years ago. It’s a messy world.