Advent: What are you waiting for?

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None of us escape this pain, this fear that if we love something enough
God will take it away from us, as if He is vengeful and plays games with His
children. We trust the object of our expectations and set our expectations too
low when they were meant to be occupied by Him, after all. What good thing
would the Father withhold from us if He has given us His only Son? What
more could capture our hearts than the Savior Himself and the knowledge
that He died bound that we might live free?

- The Village Church advent guide