It’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas, the season to be jolly, with mulled wine and mince pies, chestnuts roasting on an open fire and Christmas carolling. There’s a winter chill with a hustle and bustle in the streets of the city as shoppers buy gifts and gather supplies to get ready for their family feast.
It’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas.
But for many this isn’t the reality this festive season, it’s a time that can make the lonely feel lonelier and bring more tears of sadness than of joy. No matter what each of us may be going through this season there is hope for everyone, found in the miraculous story of Jesus birth and why he came into the world.
Advent comes from the Latin word Adventus meaning arrival or coming. During that time in history the Hebrews looked forward to the coming of a promised Saviour or Messiah –through the birth of Jesus – the First Advent. Now as the people of God, on the other side of the cross we wait expectantly for His return – for His bride – the Second Advent. Our celebrations during the Christmas season are much more than simply remembering His birth but encourages us to keep looking ahead everyday with much expectancy for when He will return.
May this time of year bring a fresh opportunity of rediscovering the Christmas season and the truth of the gospel story that’s still alive today, thats been displayed throughout history from the beginning of creation to the miraculous birth of Jesus, His life, His death, His resurrection and His promised return. This wonderful gift of Salvation and hope has changed our world forever.
What an ADVENTure !
Jesus is coming – AGAIN