Matthew 3:1-11 -- We are in this season of Advent, according to many church calendars. It’s not yet the Christmas season; that actually doesn’t start until December 25th, though according to the retailers, it started back in August, when I saw my first Christmas display. This is an in-between time. A time that is for waiting. We count down the days until Christmas morning on our calendars.

Each morning the kids jump out of bed and exclaim, “Only 12 more days” or “Only four more days!”