I told everyone to start by asking God about their word, but I didn't. I didn't even say thank you to God. I probably wouldn't have meant it anyway. Instead I went straight to the Bible app on my phone and searched. This caught my eye:
Suddenly I remember what I've been telling people every Sunday in December - Advent means coming. Jesus is coming!
My husband reminds me that the word also relates to another preaching theme from my past - showing up. He says I'm very good at showing up. Mostly he's right. If it's on my calendar, I'm coming to it, because I have learned that attendance is the key to success. I learned this lesson the hard way back in Jr. high when I got sick and missed a bunch on school and I lost a key role in a project the class was doing.
I do still kinda wish my word was more interesting. Maybe I could change it to "becoming"?
No, I'll stick with it. God says he's coming. Something will happen. And Carl Sagan agrees.