Fasting – a discipline of waiting
The season of advent is a time of waiting. We remember how the Jews waited so many years for the arrival of the Messiah; God’s anointed king, Jesus of Nazareth. For centuries the church has observed Advent as a time of preparation for the celebration of Jesus’ birth at Christmas. People fasted each week, sometimes up to five days a week.
Many Christians still fast during Lent in preparation for Easter. Why don’t you try fasting through Advent? Let the hunger be a physical reminder of your need for Jesus and a discipline of waiting.