The second week of Advent is about to begin. I will submit my edits of the proof copy of my new book to the publisher in a few days and await the final print copy to arrive for my approval. The book will be then become available on Amazon as soon as I give the go ahead.
I share this personal update because I am persevering and waiting. I’m feeling expectant and anticipatory for an upcoming event in my life. A birth is about to take place.
Often our lives seem to mirror the events of Christ’s earthly journey, We move through season of Advent with expectancy and anticipation. Other times we experience seasons, not unlike being in the Garden at Gethesmene. We hope that something inevitable will not take place and then finally surrender to the outcome. There are also seasons of Miracles, Teaching moments, and Crucifixion when life as we’ve known it is turned inside out through the death of a dream or a beloved. Crucifixion leads to the Tomb and is followed by Resurrection with the promise of hope and restoration.
The seasons of the Beloved’s fully human, earthly life provide us with a template for orientation for our lives. It is helpful to realize that Jesus experienced the heights and depths of human existence. It is comforting to ground our spirits when life’s challenges arise and ask, “What season I am living through?” in relationship to Jesus earthly walk.
I explore these concepts in depth in The Way of Belle Coeur: A Woman’s Vade Mecum, but as the second week of Advent begins I feel called to share this hopeful message with you.
Wherever you may be in this moment with regard to your current challenges, joys, questions, beliefs, disbeliefs, heartaches, or feelings of wonder and awe…take comfort in the knowledge that Christ understands and is with you in the experience. Consider the seasons of His journey to orient your spirit and prayerfully carry on.
May you be blessed with peace and hope as Advent continues to bring us closer to the Light….