Waiting reminds us that were not center of the universe
The mattering part of Advent is never what isn’t, but the paradox of what is.
Often, in the Old Testament, the familiar refrain, “Be strong and courageous,” is given by God to such leaders as Moses and Joshua. Biblical courage is not psycho-babble; it is based on the presence and favor of God, on behalf of His people, and is predicated upon God’s promises in the present concerning His future intervention.
What is diligence? Related English words give us some clues as to what diligence is, words such as: endurance, perseverance, persistence, or to be committed and tenacious.