For a good many years now, the coming of Advent has become the beginning of a new year for me.
Let me attempt to say why in the following lines.
Advent is a very special time... a time of promise
it is a time of preparation for the new about to happen
it is a time of new beginnings
Advent is a time of expectancy...a time of happenings
annunciations are heard if ears are opened
dreams are dreamed and guidance given
Advent is a time of giving birth to God
we carry God around with us and do not know it
it is a time for a new birth within.
Advent is a time of waiting, waiting
for mountains to be brought down; hills to be brought low
for valleys to be lifted up; crooked places to be made straight
Advent is a time of moving...a time of transition
it is not a movement backward, but forward
it is moving me, you and the world to a place it has never been
Advent is about newness...a time for the "New Things"
it is a season of receptivity and openness
it is a time of new vulnerability for me, for you, for God
Advent announces a Way...a time of new dreams
it is a time to sing our own song, dance our own dance
it is a time of searching and for finding
Advent is all of the above...it is kairos time
it is a good time to start anew, to begin again.
Advent is the time to follow your star.