Have you ever noticed how quickly we rush into Christmas? As soon as trick-or-treat is over the Christmas stuff goes on sale, the Starbucks cups turn red and radio stations start playing Bing Crosby. Yet, for centuries Christians have approached Christmas more carefully and slowly. They call this season “Advent.” Advent is the season where we wait for, anticipate and expect the arrival of Jesus. Just as the people were waiting for a King two thousand years ago, we find ourselves waiting for our King today. Throughout this month we will trace the story of Jesus’ birth, what it meant then, what it means now and how we can wait, anticipate and expect well.