The Waiting Is the Hardest Part: Advent and Waiting on the Lord

“In God’s infinite wisdom, he seems to have chosen to make extensive use of waiting in his sovereign purposes. Indeed, the common experience for the people of God in every generation has been characterized by waiting. Indeed, we are reminded of this reality every time we sing some of our most beloved Christmas hymns and carols.” From MatthewJHall.net…………………

https://www.matthewjhall.net/articles/the-waiting-is-the-hardest-part-advent-and-waiting-on-the-lord

Handel’s Messiah and the Secret of Advent

One of the emotional and spiritual highlights of my life has been the occasions that I had the pleasure of singing Handel’s Messiah in a community choir and a number of community sing-alongs of this great choral masterpiece. Here a Christian music scholar goes into the some detail about what Handel accomplished with this musical/spiritual composition. The video embedded in the article is worth the price of admission alone! From Alleluia!…………