This Advent we look to the Wise Men to teach us where to focus our attention. We set our sights on things above, where God is. We draw closer to Jesus... When our Advent journey ends, and we reach the place where Jesus resides in Bethlehem, may we, like the Wise Men, fall on our knees and adore him as our true and only King.— Mark Zimmermann
Bashful Advent Christmas quotations
God is coming! God is coming! All the element we swim in, this existence, echoes ahead the advent. God is coming! Can't you feel it?
A prison cell, in which one waits, hopes.
..and is completely dependent on the fact that the door of freedom has to be opened from the outside, is not a bad picture of Advent.
At this Christmas when Christ comes, will He find a warm heart? Mark the season of Advent by loving and serving the others with God's own love and concern.
The Advent season is that time when we seek to, in a manner of speaking, mute our memory of what has already happened, that we might brighten our joy that it happened. We leave the already of His advent to taste the bitter of the not yet. We, in short, go back, that we might look forward to His coming.
Advent: the time to listen for footsteps - you can't hear footsteps when you're running yourself.
For outlandish creatures like us, on our way to a heart, a brain, and courage, Bethlehem is not the end of our journey but only the beginning - not home but the place through which we must pass if ever we are to reach home at last.
Advent allows us to recover during this four-week journey.
It begins four Sundays before Christmas all the way up to Christmas. It lets us breath in those moments of faithfulness and helps us recognize that God is working.
Christmas is sights, especially the sights of Christmas reflected in the eyes of a child.
Not a creature was stirring, not even an elf.
God of hope, I look to you with an open heart and yearning spirit.
During this Advent season, I will keep alert and awake, listening for your word and keeping to your precepts. My hope is in you.
How can God stoop lower than to come and dwell with a poor humble soul? Which is more than if he had said, such a one should dwell with him; for a beggar to live at court is not so much as the king to dwell with him in his cottage.
For a beggar to live at court is not so much as the King to dwell with him in his cottage.
God is not dead; nor doth He sleep; ... The wrong shall fail, The right prevail, With peace on earth, good will to men.
I am determined to enjoy each day to the fullest.
I don't want to wish away Christmas. I want to enjoy these last moments of Advent and look forward to Jesus's birth with anticipation.