"Advent is living in that void between question and answer, longing and fulfillment. Between 'How long, O Lord?' and 'Behold, I am coming soon!' (Ps. 13:1; Rev. 22:10). That’s so much of the life of following Jesus. As sister Fleming Rutledge writes in her book Advent, 'The disappointment, brokenness, suffering, and pain that characterize life in this present world is held in dynamic tension with the promise of future glory that is yet to come. In that Advent tension, the church lives its life.'"
Excerpted from DPP Advent 2022