Monday, December 23, 2013

Advent Journey: On Looking Back


I am almost at the end of this journey now. I started it on the First Sunday, saying that I  wanted  "to reflect upon the meaning of Advent, and find the beauty, hope, joy and expectation that this season brings".
I have found all these things and so much more. Every day, when I sat down here to write my posts, I had no idea where the path would take me.  I daily put my trust in God that he would light the way - and He did. Through prayer, reading and trawling through old photographs, He guided me along - challenging me, supporting me and reminding me of my purpose. He is just the best company on a journey like this, and I have loved spending time with Him,  feeling myself drawing closer as the days passed. I've been to some deep places - some dark ones too, but that small steady point of Light has always been visible. 
I am glad that I shared this journey - it was an important part of it, and became more so, as I linked up with fellow pilgrims. Thank you for all your supportive words, kindness, and forbearance. I almost feel as if we have been on a little road trip together! 
There is still another day left before Advent ends and Christmas begins. Finally, after all these days, of waiting, Jesus comes. And yet, He has been here all the time, walking alongside us  - new every morning. How amazing is that?  The very thought makes me feel as excited as a child on Christmas Eve!

8 comments:

  1. I feel as if I have been on a road trip with you too. God is so good at bringing souls together, isn't He? Have a truly blessed Christmas. xxx

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  2. Amen to that. Have a peaceful time and may 2014 bring you health and happiness.

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  3. This one brought tears to my eyes. Thank you so much for sharing your journey with us. I also feel we have been travelling together: this is God's way, he brings us fellow pilgrims, people we can trust and walk alongside, sometimes for just a little while and sometimes for longer parts of the journey he calls us on. I am so grateful for the way God uses the internet to bring us new travelling companions, people like you who are willing to share the light you are finding as you walk along the Way. May you and those you love have a truly blessed Christmas.

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  4. A road trip with Jesus so beautiful! He is a beautiful travelling companion.

    Have a beautiful Christmas

    San xx

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  5. Jacqui, bless you for courageously speaking about such a personal thing as your faith. This series of advent posts has been so nourishing to me. Thank you - and Merry Christmas!

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  6. I've loved my journey with you and have felt quiet blessed this Christmastime as it approaches. For 30 years for me its been a very sad time of year and this year (a very difficult time over the festive season with loss) and I can honestly say this year is the first I have felt calm and at peace and everything just seems to have fallen into place nicely and wonderfully. Thank you for taking me on your journey. Wishing you and your family a wonderful and happy Christmastime. xxx

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    1. Hugs, Julie. I hope your Christmas has been a special one. Thank you for walking beside me xx

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  7. Merry christmas :) I've enjoyed reading your words and thoughts through the advent season.

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