The people who walked in darkness
have seen a great light;
those who lived in a land of deep darkness—
on them light has shined.
– Isaiah 9:2
Anticipation. The Light coming into the world.
Advent is the sleep before the dawn. A time of dreaming, of invitation. If our sleep is peaceful, we give thanks and open our hearts, souls and minds ever more. If our sleep is disturbed, we call, call for the Light.
Come, Lord Jesus.
The Light. Again, and to stay. To live, in us.
Come, come, Lord Jesus.
Advent: from the Latin, adventus: arriving, approaching. Our Lord draws near. Invite Him. Call Him. Come, Lord Jesus.
Advent calendars are 10% off through November 5. Use code adv10. The Standing Advent Calendar, Away in a Manger is shown above. An Advent calendar marks our way along the journey toward the light and is a traditional way for children to count the days until Christmas. Order online or visit the Creator Mundi gallery in Englewood (10-3 Monday through Thursday, and on Saturdays from November 28-December 20. Also, by appointment: 303-795-8148).
This Our Lady of Guadalupe ornament was handcrafted in rural Thailand and is available online and in the gallery.