December 20, 2015
Advent is about preparation. Too often it is about the usual preparations; decorations, baking, sending out cards. Julie does most all of that. But she did try to get me to help address cards. So she set out the letters, the pictures, the envelopes and stamps and invited me to come help. I could tell she was upset when I turned heel and walked out of the room. But I was soon back with another stack of envelopes. She asked what I had. I explained, “These are last years cards. I forgot to mail them.” And just like that we were done!
Preparation for Christmas is of course about more than all the extras we do; it is about the Christ child. This morning I want to look at three Christmas hymns that ask questions.