This was the first theme that we collaborated with using Google Wave. I’m not completely sold on it yet, but it has got potential. It certainly sped up the process. The Illustrator file is there for your use; use however you can. Joe came up with the concept and we had it designed and printed within 24 hours, so it felt kind of funny seeing idea to fruition so fast but it is a perfect image for where we are going with Advent this year. Here is the right up for the month.
When the teenage girl missed her period, all the world could do was wait.
Advent is the season of active waiting for Christ’s arrival. We intentionally relive and remind ourselves so as to not forget. We bare ourselves to the good news of the coming arrival permitting it re-order our lives and communities.
While there is an expectation for the culmination of prophesies and promises, at the same time there’s a raw humanity to it all: A teenage girl is expecting – morning sickness, cramps, unreasonable cravings. In her belly, a fetus develops in stages; In her belly she incubates hope. As Mary and Joseph sneak into Bethlehem under the stars, Jesus smuggles himself into humanity.
Amidst the busyness of the next few weeks, may our hearts and minds be in a place of expectancy for the one who has come to make all things new.