“Advent is a corporate spiritual journey that calls for expectant waiting and readiness for the coming of Christ. The hope is that when a church travels this journey and treats it as a discipline of life and prayer, the joy of Christmas is immeasurably intensified.
Our Advent waiting is linked and finds its meaning in the Pasch, thee death and resurrection of Christ. Christ was born to die and to be raised to new life for the sake of the word’s redemption. Because of this, Advent is never celebrated as a season to itself, but a season in which the one who has died for the restoration of the world is awaited.”
And so, in anticipation of the birth of our Savior, with our culture’s dominate commercial marketing of Christmas; as followers of Jesus we brought back to the intended meaning of the birth of Jesus when we look to the promises as found in ancient Scripture. God’s Word tells us repeatedly of the coming of a Savior with great love and compassion. Even though we are frail, fraught and sinful, this coming Christ loves us completely and unconditionally. Just as we are not as we wish we were. That is what we remember and celebrate in this Advent season.