Throughout the world, and for many centuries, the Christian Church has celebrated Advent as a time of preparation and hope leading up to Christmas.
The word, “Advent” is Latin and means “arrival” or “coming.”
In the midst of our world, which is increasingly fast-paced, the Advent season can give us some specific touch points that help us slow down and reflect. We remember that God came into the world as a baby, a vulnerable child in a difficult situation. Those who had eyes to see and ears to hear came to worship and adore the Christ-child, and we want to do the same.
We also remember another arrival, the 2nd coming of Jesus. The Bible speaks of a day when Jesus will come again in glory, and all will see Him. We long for that day when He will come and make all things right.
During this Advent season, we encourage you to come and adore the newborn King, Jesus, in all His humility, and look forward with hopeful anticipation to the day when He comes again.
Read the story afresh in Luke 1-2 with your family or a few good friends, and ponder the significance of the coming of the Messiah to the Jews and to us.
We pray that you have a hopeful, peaceful, and joyful Advent season. We hope that the Christ who arrived into the center of history would arrive afresh in the center of your life this Christmas.
Please let us know if there are any practical ways we can serve you and your family this holiday season.