At the start of Advent it could be easy to see the next 24 days as simply the time we wait for Christmas. Do you remember as a kid, waiting for 25 December and it seeming to take forever? Do you remember longing for the days to go faster? Now, as adults, perhaps we’re longing for the days to slow down as we look at our to-do lists and wonder how we’ll cram it all in! However you feel about the arrival of Christmas this year, take time to embrace the wait; don’t rush the in-between. Because, as Chris Gaisie reminds us in this spoken word, waiting has a purpose all of its own.
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