Preparing for the celebration
Advent is a season of preparation and waiting for the celebration of Jesus' birth (not the arrival of Santa!). Although not everyone celebrates Advent, the four weeks are an opportunity for family worship and devotion in the home. The term advent is from the Latin translation of 'coming.'
During December, some Christians take part in advent as a way to celebrate the promise of the Saviour, Jesus Christ both at birth and looking forward to His return. The first Sunday of Advent this year was November 27, but if you haven’t started counting, don’t let this wonderful opportunity for worship and teaching pass you and your family by. Jesus is the reason for the season!
Matthew 1:23 - “Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.”
Christ, Whose glory fills the skies; Christ, the Everlasting Light! Come, Thou long awaited one … in the fullness of Your Love. We wait, in hope of You!
Deuteronomy 18:18 – “I will raise them up a Prophet from among their brethren, like unto thee, and will put my words in his mouth; and he shall speak unto them all that I shall command him.”
Daystar, in our hearts appear! Our souls are longing through and through ... for Emmanuel.
2Peter 1:19 - “We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts:”
Let's celebrate our Saviour all year long!