Americans are impatient. Or at least I am. Two days on Amazon Prime? Too long!
Wait? The ubiquitous droning message of the commercial world is, Don't. Have it now.
This stands in cultural contrast to Advent: a season of waiting as we look forward to a joyous celebration that begins on Christmas Day—a feast intensified by anticipation.
It’s easy to be impatient for something good, and if you are, you’re in good company. The Prophet Isaiah certainly was.