splendor of light eternal and sun of righteousness;
Come and enlighten those who dwell in darkness and the shadow of death.
O Antiphons, Traditional
Advent is traditionally observed as a fast of self-reflection similar to Lent. However, my weeping in this season tends to be not so much for my own sinfulness as it is for the sin of the world and the resultant suffering of His people and creation. The darkness and shadow of death seem to have hit especially close to home for many of us this year. And so, let us spend time with the promises of the coming of His light.
“For you will see the Dayspring at your waking
Beyond your long last line the dawn is breaking.”
–Malcolm Guite, “O Oriens,” Waiting on the Word
Photos taken through Advent 2020 over Tuttle Creek Reservoir, Kansas