Patience is a word no one wants to hear but it is good to have. The most recent experience of patience I have had is when I was trying out for my school's basketball team. I knew that I did well, but it was the time of not knowing if I would make the team that was scary.
Just like when we were little kids on the night of Christmas Eve and you can't fall asleep but if you get up Santa would not come. So you would just stay there until it is morning and you can get up.
I think God wants us to wait for Christmas so we will fully understand what His gift is and what it is for. If he did not give it to us our lives would be very different.
-Written by a sixth grade student
*This devotional was inspired by and written using Simply Wait: Cultivating Stillness in the Season of Advent by Pamela C. Hawkins. The Clarity Youth Ministry is grateful to have this incredible resource and encourage you to buy your own copy of the book to further your Advent study, which you can do by clicking this link.