Saturday, December 24, 2011

Minus One and Counting...

A single solitary...

One day until the Christ-mass, a time that is so short, and yet seems to stretch to infinity.

It may seem it will never come, but it's near.

Friday, December 23, 2011

Minus Two and Counting...

Two remain...

Two days until the Christ-mass.

Two days - two parents, waiting for the birth announced.

We wait.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Minus Three and Counting...

Fewer are the days...

Three days stand between us and the Christ-mass.

Three days - the number of the Trinity.

Three days - the number of the Magi.

A trio is tuning for joyous song.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Minus Four and Counting...

The days are growing short.

Four days remain before the Christ-mass takes place.

Four days - four is the number of the Gospel accounts.

Four days - four is the number of the four living creatures around the Throne.

Four days - two by two are the cardinal directions.

The day is drawing nigh.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Minus Five and Counting...

We're still counting down the days.

Five days remain before Advent is fulfilled.

Five days are all that's left as Christ-mass approaches.

Five days of waiting and hoping.

Five days - what remains to be done?

Five days - the days speed on.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Minus Six and Counting...

The countdown continues.

We're six days away from the coming of Christ-mass, the Celebration of the birth of Jesus.

Six days - the same amount of time that it took to complete the creation of all that is about us.

Six days - the time decreed for the workdays in each seven-day week.

Six days - the preparation gets into high gear, the preparation for the Celebration.

Six days - time is short.

Six days...

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Minus Eight and Counting...

The countdown has begun.

It's the eighth day before Christmas. We're counting down the days until our celebration of the birth of Jesus. Anticipation is rising.

What do you look forward to this Christmas? How is your life being shaped by the impending Celebration? Is this time of waiting a hectic mess, filled with too much to do and too little time to do it in? Or are there islands of peace and calm, pockets of time when you can sit and reflect on what we're actually coming to commemorate?

Wishes to all of blessing and comfort, joy and peace.

Eight days to go. And we wait.