Advent- just what is Advent for- a time of waiting, a time of expectation and for some a time to take a little time out of the busy schedule of everyday life perhaps. For some it is a time when stopping to think about the days ahead, the joyful time of Christmas is painful, full of fear and worry and can be time of lonliness for others. As we spend time contemplating the coming of Christ over the next few weeks, pause and add a prayer for these people who find this time of year to be a difficult time.
We can only imagine what these two people might be contemplating, but as I pause and focus on these pictures I can find myself creating a space to just be and imagine what might be- as it says in Mark 6:31
“You must come away by yourselves to some lonely place and rest for a while.”