Advent means “Coming” in Latin. For us as Christians, Advent represents the coming of Jesus, God in flesh, to save the world. Advent is a great time for each of us to remember when we made the decision to follow Jesus and accept the gift of God’s grace. Advent also represents our strong faith that Jesus is coming again. So, my prayer this Advent season is that we would remember each of these “comings” during this time leading up to Christmas.
Lord, thank you for Jesus coming to the world in that manger in Bethlehem, for helping me make the decision to follow him, for him coming into my life, and for my faith and anticipation of him coming again. May your Holy Spirit be ever present in my life and may your light shine through me as a beacon to lead others to you. Amen
Rich Ferris, elder