Advent Reflection – Week Three
The Still Small Voice
1 King 19:11-12 And he said, “Go forth, and stand upon the mount before the Lord. And, behold, the Lord passed by, and a great and strong wind rents the mountains, and brake in pieces the rocks before the Lord, but the Lord was not in the wind: and after the wind an earthquake; but the Lord was not in the earthquake: And after the earthquake a fire; but the Lord was not in the fire: and after the fire a still small voice.”
Advent is a preparative season. A season of looking forward and waiting for something greater. What is the something greater? The annual celebration of Christ’s birth, and the looking forward to the time when Christ will come again.
How do should we prepare?
By taking the time to slow down and listen. Listening requires us to still our hearts. It is hard to sit still, let alone still our hearts. After all extra steps, we take to make our Christmas exceptional. But in the end the step we can do to satisfy our hearts is to do what Mary did in Luke 10:38-42, “As Jesus and his disciples were on their way, he came to a village where a woman named Martha opened her home to him. She had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet listening to what he said. But Martha was distracted by all the preparations that had to be made. She came to him and asked, “Lord, don’t you care that my sister has left me to do the work by myself? Tell her to help me!” “Martha, Martha,” the Lord answered, “you are worried and upset about many things, but few things are needed—or indeed only one. Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her.”
It is in the silence of this Advent season; we can come to hear God’s wordless voice. The voice of the One who can fill us full of joy. So, take a time out and prepare the way for Our Lord Jesus Christ! You will be so overjoyed because you did.
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