Did you ever ask your parents if you could open up just one present before Christmas? Maybe you got to choose one on Christmas Eve. Over time our culture of immediacy appears to have influenced the church in a way that it strips the Season of Advent of the occasion to prompt us to wait and reflect. For what are we waiting? What do we notice in the world around us? What would the connection be between the two if we stopped and waited.

About the Author
Husband to Patty. Daddy to Kimberly and Tommie. Grandpa Doc to Cohen, Max, Fox, and Marlee. Pastor to Snow Hill Baptist Church. Graduate of Oklahoma Baptist University and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Reading. Photography. Golf. Colorado. Jeeping. Friend. The views and opinions expressed here are my own and should not be construed as representing the corporate views of the church I pastor.