by Adam Kronberger / Head of School
It seems like families are growing right under our eyes as new babies seem to be arriving at a regular frequency. I remember the excitement and anticipation during our first pregnancy. It was all we could talk about. Each day was an important milestone toward reaching the day of the birth of our first child. Preparations were made and the entire process strengthened community. Friends and family members joined in with support for the upcoming celebration.
The Christmas season of Advent is full of excitement and anticipation for the celebration of the birth of Jesus. Despite Santa’s attempt to highjack the purpose of Christmas, the month of December provides Christians an opportunity to daily share the reason for the season. Much like the jubilance of expectant parents, we should eagerly talk about the hope God provides through His Son Jesus Christ.
There were unexpected complications with all of our pregnancies that had the potential of stealing our joy. It forced us to remember to place our trust and hope and joy in God instead of the season. As premature births seemed likely for us, our babies desperately needed more time to develop. Impatience was replaced with an attempt to slow life down to provide them as much time to develop as possible.
Perhaps this Christmas season may have circumstances or memories that can steal your joy. God’s will and timing are always better than our own, even in our current fallen world. The spirit of the Advent season is one of waiting. Slow down and take the time to wait upon Him, and discover the hope and joy we have in Him. His first coming brought salvation and His second coming will bring eternal blessings. The healthy births of our children regularly give us reason to celebrate. Let the birth of Jesus and the hope of His life, death, and resurrection provide the true reason for the season.