Have you ever noticed how we live by seasons? Our calendars may break life up into weeks and months and years, but it’s the seasons that really count for us. And nothing seems to get more attention than sports seasons.
Whether it’s football, baseball, cricket, or soccer, all the seasons follow a general pattern. Initially, people get excited about their home team as the games begin. But as the season progresses, fans gradually turn their attention to the teams likely to win the championship, whether it is the Super Bowl, the World Series, or the World Cup.
In a similar way, the season of Advent is filled with activities, all of which lead up to one special time. From the very start of the season, special lights and decorations begin appearing around homes and shopping centers. Candles begin to light up windows, and specially decorated trees show up in homes and office buildings. Christmas cards start circulating in the mail, and gifts for loved ones are bought and wrapped in brightly colored paper.
That’s how Advent…
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