The holidays are a great time to nurture your spirit, and to spend time with the Holy Spirit. One of our traditions in the church is to experience Advent as a time of waiting and anticipation for the arrival of Emmanuel (God with us). Advent literally means “coming.” So, I invite you to consider the ways God, Christ, and the Holy Spirit come into your life and into the world. It’s something big – and personal – to ponder. And, something wonderful to experience and celebrate.
Another time-honored tradition that we remember in the church is symbolized by the candles of the Advent wreath. We give them names like: hope, peace, joy and love. Yet, these are not just some random lights (or insights). They represent personal ways people have experienced God’s coming – and the power of Christ’s presence with us.
As your spirit awaits – and reaches out for – the One who is running to embrace you, remember this insight hidden in plain sight: the way of God’s coming shines in the darkness. One way to encounter God is to walk the paths of hope, peace, joy, and love.Take time in this season of Advent to invite the Holy Spirit to come and dwell with you.
That’s enough for this Wellness Wednesday, and I expect it will make a difference in our well being. Goodbye for now. Blessings and have a Mentally Healthy Day.