Advent= is a season observed in many Christian churches as a time of expectant waiting and preparation for both the celebration of the Nativity of Jesus at Christmas and the return of Jesus at the Second Coming.
I have always loved to focus on Advent right before Christmas. Especially when I find a good devotional book for that year. However, I have always focused on observing advent as a time of waiting for the celebration of the Nativity of Jesus at Christmas. That is when I get confused on why I still feel the emptiness and longing for God in my heart after Christmas is over. I have just realized advent is also about waiting and preparing for the return of Jesus at the Second Coming. There will always be a part of me that aches for God until His return. It is okay for me to continually feel the longing for God as soon as Christmas passes. There will still be times that I will not feel God’s presence. That is the beauty of our hope and faith in God. Feeling His absence is what causes us to seek Him out. Also we should know that He is never really absent. We can’t rely on our feelings and emotions. This year I will continue to reflect on the advent season all year long. I will do this order to focus and have hope for His Second Coming.