The past few weeks I have had a number of computer problems. I even posted on Facebook that I wanted to shoot my computer. Admittedly this is hyperbole, but the feeling is one of frustration and even longing to have everything the way it used to be. These are definitely “Advent” feelings – frustration with the way things are; the Jews who waited for the Messiah certainly knew this. Frustration led to longing – the return of David’s kingdom. No, I’m not going to shoot my computer – but I certainly anticipate the coming of Jesus.