O God Who Comes,
We praise you that in one way our waiting is almost over; we have arrived at the Eve of the celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ.
We praise you that in another way our waiting, while never completely over, is also always fulfilled; we wait for Jesus to come to us in whatever unexpected ways he chooses to come even while we celebrate his ongoing presence with us.
We praise you that in yet another way our waiting, while so far unfulfilled, is nonetheless inspiring; we wait for Jesus to come in his coming that will usher in the new heaven and the new earth and while we wait, we do all we can to be ready for his coming by loving, serving, and giving like he did.
Even so, come, Lord Jesus!