The weeks leading up to Christmas are often filled with activities—office parties, the annual zoo lights visit, perhaps a Christkindlemarket, and shopping, wrapping, and prepping. Weeks before the day arrives, Christmas is felt virtually everywhere you go. It comes and goes in the blink of an eye if we’re not careful.
This season, you’re invited to live with intention as we celebrate Advent—the four weeks leading up to Christmas. Advent means anticipation. It is the season of anticipating Jesus’s birth as well as His second coming. We spend these weeks in the tension of the now and the not yet. The now of God’s Kingdom on earth in the midst of brokenness, and the not yet of when Jesus will come again and finally reconcile and restore all things. As we enter these four weeks, we encourage you to be mindful of this tension we live in and draw close to God.
Each Sunday of Advent, we will post the following content right here:
Whether you decide to do all the parts of this experience or just a few here and there, we hope it helps you to slow down, savor the true meaning of the season, and grow closer to the One that calls you by name.
Often, Christians symbolize this season with an Advent wreath. Each candle has meaning and serves as a visible reminder of the season: