Thursday, December 21, 2017

The Extraordinary Moment

In Buechner's book, Beyond Words, as he describes Advent, he first uses three illustrations:
  1. Imagine the moment before the conductor begins directing the orchestra - every instrument tuned and ready, the baton in the air. The room is silent in anticipation of the first note.
  2. Imagine midwinter dusk, and the anticipatory silence of the world.
  3. Imagine walking up to a front door and catching a whiff in the air of what is inside - maybe a crock pot cooking a roast, or a cake baking - but the only clue you have is the fragrance of anticipation.
Those moments are like Advent.

Buechner writes, "The extraordinary thing that is about to happen is matched only by the extraordinary moment just before it happens. Advent is the name of that moment."

May you find God in the moment of Advent.

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