Blessed Are Those Who Hear the Word of God and Observe It.
// Luke 11:28
Advent reminds me that Christmas is more than a day. It is a season of reflection and preparation. In Advent we ponder God’s promises about his Messiah from beginning to end (Genesis 3:15 to Revelation 22:20). We look back to the incarnation, the first coming of King Jesus and say, “Thank you, God for what you have done for us.” We look ahead expectantly to the second coming of King Jesus and say, “Help us to be ready, God.” Between the bookends of the first and second comings, we take a hard look at our lives.