I Wish You a Blessed Advent(sung to the tune of, “We Wish You a Merry Christmas”) (refrain) I wish you a bless-ed Advent, I wish you a bless-ed Advent, I wish you a bless-ed Advent, ‘Cause it’s not Christmas yet. Slow down and take time To truly employ, The gift of a holy Advent And the coming of Joy! (repeat refrain) That was my early Christmas gift to you and, yes, I am still allowed to say the word Christmas -- I’m not being a tyrannical Scrooge, here! If you go Christmas caroling during Advent, go ahead and sing the word Christmas at the top of your lungs, but just keep in mind, we’re still waiting for Christmas to arrive. Once it does, I’ll be wishing people a Merry Christmas for at least a couple of weeks, maybe even until Epiphany, and folks will look at me like I’ve lost my marbles, not even realizing that they have been liturgically incorrect by packing the Christmas albums away the day after Christmas! At any rate, right now, in December, we should all be preparing our hearts to genuinely rejoice and celebrate the birthday of Jesus, at the proper time. And that, my friends, is what this season of Advent is all about – not shopping, not parties, not gift exchanges, not decking the halls … just waiting, and watching, in the still of the night, as though we were lowly shepherds in the field, longing with all our hearts for our Savior, and always on the alert for the sound of angel voices. They always come when you least expect them. So …, while there’s still time, find your own quiet place to wait, pray, and embrace the holy and blessed season of Advent!
Copyright 2018 Charlene Rack
About the Author
Charlene Rack is an adventurous and fun-loving wife, mother of three grown daughters, and “Mimi,” who travels often to visit her grandkids. With her experience as a homeschool mom, she is an organizer of fun and enriching activities for children of all ages. She’s transitioning to the “empty nest” by writing humorous and inspirational articles for publication. Read her blog at Grandma’s Coffee Soup.