It's that time of year again. What's often called "the most wonderful time of year." The time of year when we deck the halls, attend parties and plays, wrap presents, and bake cookies. It's the Christmas season.
For believers, the Christmas season is a time of remembrance and celebration. It's a time of rejoicing over God's goodness and faithfulness in fulfilling his promises to redeem us from sin. It's a time to dwell on what it means that our Savior was born to die.
Christians often refer to the weeks leading up to Christmas as "Advent." The word "advent" means waiting. It's a time of anticipation. Of expectation and preparation and looking forward to something hoped for.
The Christmas season is often hectic and filled with events, to-do lists, and expectations. All too often, we fail to sit and wait. We fail to do as Mary did when she "treasured up all these things, pondering them in her heart" (Luke 2:19).
For those who want to use the season of Advent as a time to draw near to God, to dwell on what it means that a holy God would take on human flesh and live among us, to remember God's faithfulness to his promises, here are a few ideas..to read the rest of this post, visit For the Family.