the dictionary gives me the meaning of Advent (Latin word of coming): the arrival of a notable person, thing, or event. For the Christians, it is the coming or second coming of Christ. When someone or something is referred to as notable it is worthy of attention. The person is important. VIP! Jesus is the real celebrity of Advent. The synonyms of the word notable – noun and adjective – describe Him.
Waiting. We wait in line. We wait for the next time we see our friends. We wait for a package. We wait for a breakthrough. We wait for a text. We await the birth of Immanuel. We wait for His second arrival. We are expecting. We are anticipating.
Today is the 3rd day of Advent. I’m currently following Shereadstruth.com study book. This is my first time to celebrate it. I grew up in a Baptist church that didn’t follow this tradition.
(I thought only the Catholics do this to be honest.). But I am loving this observation of Advent. I’m taking my time reading the verses (following Shereadstruth.com given verses) . I visualize the scenes . I soak myself up in the Scripture to better understand what’s happening. Doing this has helped me sit back and forget the cares of this world. To stop the worry and sweat. It is teaching me to be patient with myself, with His plan for me and the most important thing, patiently waiting for His second coming. Advent is greatly benefiting me. I know God speaks to me and in this season I hear Him clearly.
I thank Shereadstruth.com for the Advent meditations. The tgc.org and desiringgod.org for giving me a better understanding of celebrating Advent.
I hope you consider joining the celebration of Advent. 🙂