But now, O Lord, you are our Father;
we are the clay, and you are our potter;
we are all the work of your hand. -Isaiah
Advent is a time to affirm what Isaiah affirms. If we wish to reorient our desires, then remember: the Lord is our Father and we are the clay. Thus, we are to pray: “Come, Lord, because we have tried to make ourselves into something without you and every time we tried we failed. But if you come to us, you will make something beautiful; you will take those parts of us that are unclean and make clean; you will take your righteousness and make us whole; you will take our bodies and build your palace.”
This Advent, Long well. Expect well. Sing your way through your expectation. Don’t waste this season.
God comes in the Person of Jesus Christ to make his blessings known far as the curse is found. He is coming to make a palace in you because a palace is the only fitting home for the King of Glory. Believe this and rejoice.