Advent is a season of waiting. But not like waiting in line at the grocery store or waiting for a test result. It is not a passive waiting but an active waiting, like a toddler being picked up from daycare or an airport reunion with a loved one. We are waiting with anticipation – with great hope for Jesus’ ultimate return and fulfillment of his promises. We are on the lookout, ready to run toward him when we catch a glimpse of him.
Before we celebrate the birth of Jesus at Christmas, we remember God’s faithfulness to us in the past. And we celebrate the promises for the future, including Christ’s ultimate return, when all will be well.
For Advent Resources to inspire your worship this season, check out this month’s Church Hack at https://resources.gci.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/10/2022-CH10-Advent.pdf