She lights the first candle and my heart is set afire with hope. Hope that this season will be different. That we will look for Him more earnestly. That we will no longer relegate Him to the background, but celebrate Him more fully.
The candle burns brightly in the corner of our kitchen. It illuminates the Word and this year's Advent resource. An ordinary kitchen table has been set apart for this season, an altar for the three of us to gather round each night in the dark quiet and prepare for the birth of our Immanuel.
How are you preparing for Him this season? Leave a comment here to share, and visit Ann and Christmas Change (both must reads) to see how others are practicing Christmas.