Advent reminds us that our salvation comes from something small, weak and hidden. One might have expected God to present His only Son to worldwide fanfare. Although He was announced by angels singing, only the shepherds heard. Although He had His very own star, only the Wise Men saw.
When we despair, we need to look for the small signs of God's presence. The smile of a baby, the play of children, the blooming of a flower, the love and encouragement of friends. Today the world tries to overwhelm us with noise but it is the still, small voice of God that deserves our complete attention.
This season is marked by a spirit of expectation, of anticipation, of preparation and of longing. All of which are fulfilled with the birth of the Child. Celebrate His birth with unbridled joy!