What is Advent?
The word “advent” is derived from the Latin word for “coming.” During this season, we prepare our hearts for Christ’s coming, which manifests itself among us in three ways – past, present, and future. The first coming of Christ was when Jesus was born in Bethlehem. He came to live a perfect life and be the atoning sacrifice for our sins.
He will come again on the Last Day. Christ comes in final judgment upon an unbelieving world. He comes as Savior for those who have believed the Gospel and received the forgiveness of sins. “For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is His steadfast love toward those who fear Him; as far as the east is from the west, so far does He remove our transgressions from us.” (Psalm 103:11-12)
We welcome Christ into our homes during the Advent season through daily prayer, Scripture readings, family devotional time, and regular worship. Jesus brings peace, hope, and love into our lives as Redeemer and Comforter. God bless your families during Advent 2018!