I am linking up for Five Minute Friday. The FMF is hosted by Kate Motaung on her blog Heading Home. Today’s prompt is “crave.” We’d love to have you join us. Just hop onto Twitter on Thursday evenings and follow the #fmfparty. Hope to see you there!
Advent is my fave season of the church year. It is a time that I crave; to slow down and remember what this season is truly about. In the midst of our broken world and as I watched the fires in Tennessee or listened to the hatred and evil I heard in our world, I knew I was in need of something different; something that would allow me to voice the brokenness I am feeling in this world.
Two of my friends created an Advent devotional called “Rend the Heavens.” Each day there is a prompt text and word. It has allowed me to simply write how I am feeling in our world; to remember our Jesus who was born in the stench and stealth of the manger. To be honest, this devo is something that I didn’t even know or realize I was craving until I started participating in it.
It is amazing how craving something we don’t know we need can be so holy. I am feeling a connectedness and a holiness in this Advent season that I don’t know about you, but that I have needed after watching the news or opening a newspaper. It has been balm for my soul!
May you find the ways that your cravings are met this Advent season too!