Advent – A Word Picture

I came across this word picture about Advent on one blog I stumbled across:

Advent words
you can click on the image to see a larger version

I know there is blog software which produces these kinds of graphics automatically based on the frequency of topics / categories / words used in any given blog.

But I wondered if this Advent word picture might inspire us each to take a few minutes of reflection if we have a few quiet moments this Saturday morning…

  • What words would best describe your first week of Advent this year?
  • What words would you like to be the focus of or a description of your Advent commemoration this year?

Father, we know in our heads what Advent SHOULD be about, but so often Advent is just “mere words” to us. Help us not only to be hearers, who know the right words about what Advent should be, but doers, who put Your word, Your commands to us into practice. And Father, may our Advent be most of all about obeying Your Word, what You ask of each of us personally, not trying to live up to someone else’s picture of what Advent should be or look like. You know our hearts. You fashioned them Yourself. Speak O Lord. Give us Your words for what You want to bring forth in our lives this Advent season. Amen.

Artwork credit: davemerkel.com

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