Since tomorrow is December 1st, it's fitting to do a post on the Advent.
I love Advent season. I love reading on and meditating on the Israelites and their expectation for the Messiah. Their waiting and hoping. Then Jesus came. He died and redeemed and rose again. And one day He will return and ransom His children. He will make the broken healed, the lost found, the damaged restored- once for all. I can't wait!
So, in the meantime, we wait.
I was thinking through how to do the advent with my little charges this year. I have a couple of really cool things I'm starting with them tomorrow I want to share!
here. Be encouraged and see Christ in traditions, decorations, anticipation, expectation, family gatherings, buying gifts, etc etc. If we base our hope in the "season", what happens when it's gone, when it fades? Let us wait to eager anticipation for JESUS!
Come, Thou long expected Jesus
Born to set Thy people free;
From our fears and sins release us,
Let us find our rest in Thee
Israel's strength and consolation,
Hope of all the earth Thou art;
Dear desire of every nation,
Joy of every longing heart.
Born Thy people to deliver,
Born a child and yet a King
Born to reign in us forever,
Now Thy gracious kingdom bring.
By Thine own eternal spirit
Rule in all our hearts alone
By Thine all sufficient merit,
Raise us to Thy glorious throne.