Read: Galatians 4:4-5
Around the holidays, many of us spend time preparing our homes for the arrival of friends and family. We clean the house, cook food, and clear the schedule so we are ready to enjoy our friends when they arrive. This time of year, churches all over the world also spend time getting ready to celebrate Someone’s coming. We don’t just clean the church, have a potluck, or cancel activities though. Instead, we spend time clearing out our hearts and minds to focus on Jesus Christ. This time of focus is known as Advent (a Latin Word that means “coming”) and for about four weeks leading up to Christmas, we let every heart prepare Him room as we remember when Christ first came into the world on the first Christmas morning.
Question: What are some things you can do as a person or family this Advent season to help you focus on Jesus this year?
NOTE: Each day between now and Christmas, I will be posting these devotional thoughts concerning Advent to this blog. The artwork for each day is a product of children from Wildwood Community Church‘s Children’s ministry. You can also access these posts via the “wildwoodchildren” Instagram feed or Wildwood Community Church’s Facebook page.
2 thoughts on “What is Advent? (November 28)”
A great passage (and question) to begin Advent. The separation of “temporal law” and “redemption”, each important.
Great observation Laura!