It’s tempting – oh so tempting – to skip this season of preparing your heart and mind and, instead, jump right to Christmas. But it’s worth the wait. When Christmas arrives, you’ll really be able to celebrate how God who created the cosmos chose to enter into the midst of real life as a baby named Jesus to bring you exactly what you most need. You’ll really be able to give heartfelt praise that Jesus is with you right now, filling you with his salvation, healing and hope as he transforms you from the inside-out. And you’ll really be able to anticipate Scripture’s promise that Jesus will come again and bring to fullness God’s dream for the world. It’s worth the wait for Christmas any year – it’s essential this year in the midst of COVID chaos.