Friends, it’s upon us! Advent has begun!
The first reading starts with a bang as George Whitefield reminds us of how our time and energy ought to be spent during this season (and every season really). Here’s a snippet just to whet your advent-appetite:
I entreat that your time may be thus spent; and if you are in company, let your time be spent in that conversation which profiteth: let it not be about your dressing, your plays, your profits, or your worldly concerns, but let it be the wonders of redeeming love. O tell, tell eachother what great things the Lord has done for your souls; declare unto one another how you were delivered from the hands of your common enemy, Satan, and how the Lord has brought your feet from the clay and has set them upon the rock of ages, the Lord Jesus Christ…So let Jesus be the subject, my brethren, of all your conversation.
from “The Observation of the Birth of Christ, the Duty of All Christians; or the True Way of Keeping Christmas” sermon by George Whitefield.
Happy waiting and celebrating!