This “twilight before dawn” experience is exactly the feeling that we try to dwell in throughout Advent. We have expectations and assumption about what it looks like when God comes into the world. We’ve heard the stories of Christ, so we assume we know how God comes, but each advent we sit in the darkness, we dwell in the mystery. We wait, and we watch.
In doing this, We realize we don’t have all the answers, and we realize all of our assumptions fall short, so we wait, with all of our hopes, and look at the horizon, waiting expectantly to be awed by what God has in store. Then, in that waiting, we start to see Glimmers of God coming, as if it were a dawning light shining into the darkness, and something about it causes us to wonder . . .