Chapter 42: An Advent Journey (Part 1)
I have missed you. On many a morning I have gotten out of bed with thoughts I wanted to share, but then life/schedule/kids/job got in the way. I bet you can relate. Tis the season.
Then I ran across the Wandering Wisemen (look them up on facebook or Instagram)! I was so delighted by their posts and antics I decided to copy their idea and do my own version. You may have already seen theirs or mine on social media. It has been a fun way to reflect on the season of Advent as the seekers journey towards the light that will change the world. I believe we are all seekers of one kind or another.
Day 1: The star appeared with surprisingly little fanfare, noticed only by those dedicated seekers who had patiently awaited its arrival for so many years.
(Day 2: No pic or post on this day. It was before I really took the plunge on the project.)
Day 3: Ultimately, it was Hezekiah the camel who demonstrated the necessary leadership to unite the travelers and set their course for the long journey ahead.
Day 4: Although oddly calming in stressful situations, the small globe proved to be an ineffective navigational device.
Day 5: Despite the strange climb and the beautiful view, upon closer inspection the travelers realized this was not the star they meant to follow.
Day 6: It’s only Day 6, but what a long, strange trip it’s been.
Day 7: The journey with the Star continues. Those are stars, right?
Day 8: A little light in the darkness brought comfort to each traveler.
Day 9: An oasis – finally!
Day 10: So it seems they are not the first seekers to visit these parts.
Day 11 – Balthazar’s rock climbing hobby proved to be an asset on the journey. But he couldn’t understand why the others had trouble keeping up with him.
Stay tuned for the second half of the journey. Or better yet – start your own! Wishing you a whimsical Advent with a little quiet time to seek the light.
Shout Out – Felted nativity characters are handmade by my friend ArtsyAnn and her team. You can find her on Etsy.