Advent Reflection -- 19 December
Arise, shine; for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord has risen upon you. For darkness shall cover the earth, and thick darkness the peoples; but the Lord will arise upon you, and his glory will appear over you. Nations shall come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your dawn.
Isaiah 60: 1-3
Mary and Joseph may well have heard Isaiah’s words of prophecy, sounded centuries before they traveled, weary on that long road to Bethlehem. Winter weather probably was a part of their travel, the wind perhaps biting and constant, piercing out of a lowering winter sky.
Counting down the Advent calendar in our own travels to the mall and marketplace and from kitchen counter to refrigerator to oven and to family table, hopefully we savor those moments when we have time to reflect on Isaiah’s words. Surely, our “light has come” and “the glory of the Lord” is about to appear over us! And in this time of preparation, can we also share that light?