As we kick off Advent season with a disappointing, or perhaps gratifying, Vikings-Packers showdown, I can’t help but find myself contemplating the “reason for the season.” For we (who claim the blood of Jesus Christ as propitiation for our sins) ought to find great excitement in all that the Advent represents. “Adventus” or “coming” has the power for the re-invigoration of gratitude and dedication to our Lord Jesus Christ.
Advent represents not only the passing of a seasonal Holiday, but much more! From the prophetic promise of salvation through the glorious restoration, the birth of the messiah marks a moment in time that declares the hope of an eternity.
“Father, let us not miss the birth of the messiah for jingle bells and mistletoes.”