The Season of Advent
Advent means "arrival". Centuries ago the Jewish people had been exiled and all the promises of God seemed but a distant memory. Their hopes and dreams had been dashed and much of their will had been broken. They had violated God's laws and rejected much of what God had asked for them. Yet, our faithful God would not leave them alone. In the midst of their trial, he reminded them of the promises he made to their forefathers. He encouraged them, and asked them to remain faithful because He is faithful. He fulfilled His promises with his arrival in the birth of our Messiah. Once again, we wait for His promises to be fulfilled. His promise that He will return and restore all things. The Advent season allows us to refocus on God's faithful promises. With the birth of Jesus firmly in our focus, we are strengthened and encouraged to renew our pursuit of Christ as we faithfully wait for his triumphal return.
Nov 29 - Dec 27