It’s another fun Friday in Advent, so a little bit of humor might be in order…
First up: Dean McIntyre, who directs worship music resources at the United Methodist Church’s General Board of Discipleship, has written this lovely little ditty that can be sung to the tunes of O LITTLE TOWN OF BETHLEHEM or IT CAME UPON A MIDNIGHT CLEAR. An ode to how busy we end up this season, especially with church affairs, and how little room we actually might be leaving for Jesus.
I cannot welcome Jesus now, there isn’t time enough;
With greens to hang and lights to string, and other Christmas stuff.
There’s gifts to buy and food to fix, and silverware to buff.
I cannot welcome Jesus now, there isn’t time enough.
Or, perhaps you’d appreciate something in the visual rather than musical vein. If so, check your car mirrors:
Thanks to our good friends over at Occupy Advent for the image.
Each day of Advent, we will post here a brief meditation on the Coming of Christ; please come back throughout Advent for reflections, art, music, and more.
You’re invited to join us for worship on this Third Sunday of Advent: “Prepare in Simplicity,” featuring the children’s Christmas program, at 11 am.