Advent is a season filled with eager anticipation, hope and glorious expectation. It’s a time to celebrate the arrival of our Lord. We live on the other side of His birth, knowing the story of Joseph, Mary, how there was no room for them at the inn. We know that Jesus was born into this world as a lowly and weak infant. Now, we live in the excitement of this season, ready to celebrate the birth of our King.
“I wait for the Lord, my whole being waits, and in his word I put my hope.” Psalm 130:5
The people then were living in a time before they truly knew the story. They were waiting for the true Messiah to save them. They didn’t know when God would send Him. Yet they had hope and anticipation.
Often times we are so quick to jump to next thing….this is evident in our stores. Before Halloween is over, Christmas items are out. Before Thanksgiving is over, we get caught up in the hustle of getting prepared for Christmas. We forget this very important season – Advent. Our hope, our expectation, and anticipation should come from using this season to prepare our hearts for Christ.
It’s important to take time during this busy season to really prepare your hearts for Christ. What traditions can you and your family start that will help you do this?