Advent Devotional – Almost, but not Yet

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Welcome to Christ on Capitol Hill’s Advent Devotional. Advent acknowledges the fact that there’s always an in-between time. Because so many people focus on Christmas, the birth, and Easter, the death and resurrection, I like that we’re given the time to be in such a liminal space. We are almost to the birth of baby Jesus, but not yet. We are almost to the second coming of Jesus (advent is super apocalyptic!) but not yet. And I think that in-between time resonates with where we are right now.
This Advent season, I invite you to sit in the liminal space, the anticipation of “Almost, but not yet”. We’re all tired, so how is it that we can “stay awake” in our in-between, waiting time? What are the things in our lives we need to disrupt?