Today I am linked up with the CatholicMom.com Advent Wreath Link-Up. If you have a camera and a blog be sure to share your wreath with us.
Our Advent Wreath is our first as a family. My husband and I have been married for 3.5 years. We bought a simple gold ringed wreath at our parish bookstore. I then went to the Dollar Tree and purchased fake pine garland and some simple white poinsettia flowers that have a hint of glitter. We have four purple candles this year because last year’s candles melted in the attic. Walmart only had purple and no pink. The white flowers symbolizes that Christmas is soon to come. Although we wait in the violet of Advent, soon we will give way to liturgical white to celebrate The Nativity of Our Lord.
Advent is a season that teaches me a lot. I struggle, like many people, with wanting instant gratification. Advent teaches us to wait, it teaches us patience. Instead of rushing headlong into Christmas, we are told to become quiet, reflective, repentant, and expectant. The Savior of the World is coming to us at Christmas, and he will come again. It is not a day we check off of a list after hours of shopping. Instead, it is the day God came to rescue us. It is when the fullness of salvation story became clear. It is also a season that lasts beyond December 25th. We live the Incarnation each and every single day as followers of Christ.
May Our Lord bless you in the quiet of the Advent season and prepare your heart to receive Him at Christmas.