Today is the beginning is of Advent. Advent is a time for us to prepare for Christmas. It isn’t about shopping, baking, decorations or even preparing for the annual Christmas concert, play or cantata.
Advent is about what God did for us. It is about God’s Radical demonstration of love. Humans were created by God to have a relationship him. Sadly, humans rebelled. It was God who took the initiative to be restoration and healing to humans.
Christ came into a dark world so we might have hope. A hope that endures even in the most difficult situations. A hope that isn’t based on our circumstances. A hope that gives purpose and meaning even when life seems pointless. A hope that is anchored in the past saving work of Christ, the on-going strength for today and the promise of future reward.