Modern culture urges us to rush into Christmas, bullying us into decorating and shopping earlier each year. But God invites us instead to walk slowly, savoring each step, as we experience the anticipation of the Advent season.

What role might anticipation play in your heart as you approach Christmas? What gifts could God have for you just around the corner?

Pause. Receive the gift of Advent in all of its slowness, stillness, and surprise.

Bermuda's Gibbs Lighthouse Stairs

Gibb’s Hill Lighthouse, Bermuda, 2018