Hurry Up and Wait

Hurry Up and Wait

img_4756“Wait.” “Just be patient.” “We’re almost there, I promise!” I repeat those phrases frequently in a home with a three year old. They are words we all need to hear right now. In a world that is sick of Christmas before it arrives, we need to hear the words, “calm down, be patient, Christmas is coming.” It has not arrived. Just as all the important things in our lives are things for which we waited, so too, Christ coming into our lives is something for which we must prepare… and wait.

I know how wild and crazy this season can be. I promise I do. But I say to you again, be patient, be calm, wait.

We will celebrate Christmas Eve at St. Anne’s during our 5:30pm family service and our 10pm traditional service. Our family service will begin with prelude offerings by our young people at 5pm. All children attending this service are encouraged to participate in our pageant. Show up, we’ll have a costume for you.

I encourage you to take some time to breathe and ponder the wonder of this Advent season and I hope you will join us to usher in the Christmas season on Christmas Eve.


Author: Meg

Meg serves as priest at St. Anne's Episcopal Church. She also serves as wife to Eric and mom to Weslee and Caroline. In her (copious) amounts of spare time she enjoys cooking and spending time with her family and pets.


Leave a Reply