C.S. Lewis once paraphrased Paul’s thoughts in First Corinthians 13 saying, “When I became a man I put away childish things, including the fear of childishness and the desire to be very grown up.” Advent is a season in which the kid inside me needs to be let out to experience the wonder and excitement of the season. If I don’t, I become a grumpy old man who misses the whole point. To be childlike is to behold God’s presence all around me.

Rich Gantenbein
Pastor, St. Andrew