A primer’s purpose is to prepare a surface for what’s to come or to draw out of something what is needed for what’s ahead.
Both carry a spirit of anticipation, of expectation.
Both serve as a catalyst, leaning into what is hoped for.
Both redeem the present with promise.
This primer aims to prepare the heart for the Christmas season:
both softening the soil and fueling the fire.
May the miracle of Immanuel be ignited within us.