We we just had the second Sunday of Advent. Many Christmas celebrations have taken place while many of us remain busy preparing for our own.
I spent a busy weekend working farmers markets. We did decide to go to the Cayucos Christmas Celebration on Saturday night after our markets. They have a tree lighting and businesses are open for shopping or for cheer along with carolers and carriage rides.
As we were leaving there was a terrible accident right in front of where we were. (News report of Cayucos accident here)
You could see it was bad. Two people down in the street. Tony went to see while I stayed in the car. He came back very upset and said a car hit two people that attempted to cross the street. The lady that hit them was very, very upset and said she hadn’t seen them. (No arrests were made). Just a terrible accident.
As we celebrate advent we prepare for the 2nd coming of Christ. Really, though, we never know when it is going to be our last day. This was a shocking reminder to me that we should be in constant preparation because it can come at any time.
As we continue to prepare for Christmas take time to make the most of this Advent Season by preparing our way to the Lord.
“Be alert at all times, praying that you may have the strength to escape all these things that will take place, and to stand before the Son of Man” (Luke 21:36)
Sadly, the husband had died and the wife remains in critical condition. Tony and I have been praying for them and their family. We think about how something like a simple evening stroll can be your last.