Advent II

“I am confident of this, that the one who began a good work among you will bring it to completion by the day of Jesus Christ” Philippians 1:3-11

With Advent there is such a strong sense of beginning. It is the beginning of the church year, as we wait for the birth of Christ. This beginning though happens in the middle of a much longer story. It is a story that reaches back to be beginning of creation and reaches forward to the end of time. Along the way, God continues to work, slowly brining us to the fulfilment that all of existence was intended for.

The same is true in our own life as well. Advent is a season to mark a new beginning in our own spiritual life, but it is really a point of beginning again. As such, it gives us a chance to again allow the work that God began in your baptism, to continue  with a fresh start, as we are moved towards completion of the good work that is what our life is intended for.

So this advent take the time to begin again. What ever fresh start you need, take it, confident that the one who began a good work in you will bring it to completion.