“Look, I am sending my messenger ahead of you, and he will prepare your way. He is a voice shouting in the wilderness, ‘Prepare the way for the Lord’s coming! Clear the road for him!’ ” (Mark 1:2-3)
Dear Friends in Christ,
Do you remember a time when you were so excited that you could hardly wait for something to happen? Was it hard to sleep at night because you were so excited? Did you ever wait for someone special to come see you, and you stood or sat at a window to watch for them to pull into the driveway? You weren’t exactly sure when they would come, but you wanted to be ready?
Advent is about waiting and being ready. We are waiting for Jesus Christ to come again. We are waiting for Jesus to come again as a baby born and laid in a manger. We are also waiting for the second coming of Christ to establish God’s kin-dom on earth. We have waited for during many Advents and Christmases. Yet the waiting this year is no less significant. The waiting gives us time to get ready. Scripture tells us we must be always be alert, awake and ready. As we wait, we can notice God at work in our lives and in our congregation. As God’s people we wait in hope. I invite us this Advent season to watch for the many ways Jesus Christ enters our lives.
Holy and Gracious God, help us as we wait patiently for
the coming once again of the baby Jesus into our hearts.
Please keep us awake and alert as we wait for the second
coming of your beloved son, Jesus Christ.
Even more, help us share the good news this Advent season.
Blessing on your Advent journey,