He Comes, He Awakens, He Lives

Each year we can depend on the arrival of Advent.
That time of the year when many of us are either jolted
Or gently transported into a season of awe and wonder
Of an event so spectacular and surreal that it defies reason.
But we do not need to wrestle with reason
Because as Christians we know that this is the gift we have been promised.
The gift of grace the gift of hope
And most assuredly, the gift of non-discriminating love.
As Advent creeps onto the scene,
Fresh from its dormancy we are awakened by its call.
Thanksgiving celebrations brought our hearts alive
Acknowledging all for which we are thankful.
And for me in the midst of my thanks was a bursting anticipation
And sincere thanks for that which was about to come.
The season of Advent is now here – it is now afoot with a marked presence.
May we rest in the mystery and the miracle.

By Susanah Wade

Published by marciedoll

I have enjoyed working for over 20 years in the education and publishing spaces creating accessible learning environments for all students. My teaching experiences led me into supporting schools in need of improvement and creating and delivering professional development to teachers and leaders. And then I moved into selling educational materials, programs, technology, and services. Most recently, I have been developing content for innovative learning programs in K-12 and museum spaces. For the past 17 years serving on the board of the Collegiate Corporation, I have led initiatives in women's leadership, stewardship, development, virtual strategy, and educational programs for youth and families. Outside of the learning and non-profit spaces, I enjoy blogging about faith and inspiring women. I have a passion for travel, where you might find me exploring national parks, museums, and finding the best local restaurant to eat. I capture my adventures digitally with my camera. My photography has appeared in exhibitions throughout Europe and Australia in 2019 and 2020, on television in the United States, and was chosen from over 100,000 entries to appear in a well-known photography magazine.

One thought on “He Comes, He Awakens, He Lives

  1. Such a deep reflection on the miracle of Advent. You capture its grace so beautifully. Thank you, Susannah!

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