When fear and anger lead to walls
Around our calloused souls
Where wounds and scars have made us hard
And pressed us for control
Expansive Christ, expand us
To ever make more room
Crack souls apart and sprout our hearts
So hardened seeds can bloom

—from the hymn “Make Room” by Rev. Anna Strickland | @sanctifiedart

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“Advent” comes from the Latin word adventus which means “coming”. The season of Advent is the first season of the Christian church year and encompasses the four weeks leading up to Christmas. It is a season of waiting and preparing for the coming of Christ on Christmas, which lasts for 12 days until Epiphany (January 6).

This Advent, we will be going through a series titled How does a weary world rejoice? created by A Sanctified Art. We hope these daily meditations will accompany and inspire you on your Advent journey!

You can view the FULL devotional booklet (with art, reflections, prayers) HERE.