christmas carol

The following is an excerpt of a blog post written recently by David Capener, a church leader and blogger from Belfast, Ireland.

I often wake in the middle of the night and the last noise I hear before I awaken is a knocking; three times at the door. As I sit, bolt upright, I stare at the car headlights dancing across the wall of my bedroom, I am haunted by a feeling: that I didn’t make it to the door on time, that I wasn’t ready, I wasn’t prepared for the arrival of an unexpected guest, the arrival of the advent of the event of the ‘kingdom’ of God. And as I rest my head back on my pillow I do so not with a sense of fear or dread but with the gentle gracious loving whimsical whisper of Christ in my ear; “be ready for advent, be ready for advent.” Not the advent of Christendom’s calendar that we celebrate at this time of year, but the ongoing already happening, always happening, always already advent of the event of the ‘kingdom’ of God.

Sola adventus!

Happy Christmas!

For unto us a child is born!

Feel free to read the rest of his blog post titled “For Unto Us a Ghost is Born” (CLICK HERE), where he relates the advent season with Dickens’ A Christmas Carol.