This morning I started a 25 day reading plan through YouVersion called Rediscovering the Christmas Season. It’s going to take me on a journey of what it is all about. Here is a little passage from the firsts day reading (it’s from the additional content).
What Is Advent? Advent comes from the Latin word adventus meaning arrival or coming. The Hebrews looked forward to the coming of a Savior or Messiah—the First Advent. Now, we are waiting expectantly for His return to sweep His bride off of our feet—the Second Advent. The Church has been waiting for Him to come back from the moment He left the first time.
Why Should I Participate in Advent? So, what does Advent have to do with celebrating the arrival of Jesus? Traditionally, Advent counts down the four weeks leading up to Christmas. Practically, Advent reminds us to look forward to His return every day. This season is about resetting Jesus Christ at the center of our lives. After all, when He comes to take us home forever, we want to be ready. Expect to be inspired, challenged, refocused, broken, motivated, unified, encouraged, and most of all, expectant.
I look forward to what God wants me to see through this Christmas Season. I have been thinking a lot lately what it means and looks like, it’s quite exciting to see all the possibilities. So let’s put Christ back into CHRISTmas.
Here is the link for the reading plan. Check it out!