We had such a good time on Thanksgiving day that no one even thought about going to the mall or even online to jump on Christmas with both feet. Christmas is coming, to be sure, but we Christians must take the time to observe the season of Advent. During Advent we await Jesus’ coming in glory with his angels at the end of the age. Also, we anticipate the celebration of the Lords Nativity at Christmas. I know that we are all thinking about Christmas presents for our loved ones – but let’s remember that it is not time yet for Christmas carols and trimmings. The darkness of Advent will burst forth into the joy of Christmas. Enjoy it!