Waiting can be really hard. Have you ever had to wait for anything? I ask City Kids, “Maybe you had to wait for dessert. Or maybe you have had to wait for your time to watch t.v.” Waiting for adults doesn’t get much easier: waiting for the right job to work out, waiting for a baby to sleep through the night, waiting for this pandemic to end. Waiting is hard for all of us.
We are in the season of Advent. Advent means “coming,” and it is a season when we are waiting for the coming of Jesus. With City Kids, I confess how hard it is to wait to open presents, especially after I put up my sparkling Christmas tree. You see all the presents under the tree, and all you wanted to do is see what is inside of them.
But as we approach Christmas, remember we are all in a season of waiting. The best present we could wait for came as a baby in a manger, and his name is Jesus. Each week this season we will learn about different people in the Bible, and how they waited for Jesus as well. Join us as we wait together.
“For to us a child is born,
to us a son is given,
and the government will be on his shoulders.
And he will be called
Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.”
This blog comes from our City Kids Advent Videos. Watch those here, and don’t forget to join us for the Zoom Advent Sing-along with Rain for Roots and Crafting with City Kids.