This is a season of anticipation!
The celebration of Advent can be the most meaningful of all our preparations for Christmas Day. It is a wonderful time to share in God’s Word, discover His promises and the One who is the fulfillment of them all – Jesus!
In the Old Testament, we watch the children of Israel live in Anticipation of the coming Messiah. As families of faith today, we anxiously await the day of His coming again.
There are many ways to celebrate Advent. Traditionally, families used Advent wreaths beginning the fourth Sunday before Christmas. Each Sunday a Scripture is read aloud about the Messiah’s coming, and a candle is lit. By Christmas Day, all four candles are shining to celebrate the arrival of the Light of the world, Jesus! The following Advent materials include readings for four Sundays, plus Christmas Day. But if Sundays don’t work for you, pick the four days that work best for your household.
This Advent book is our gift to you for your devotional time during this Christmas. A beautiful aspect of practicing Advent is that it can be scaled to whatever the needs are in your home... you may do this as a weekly small group with friends, with your spouse or roommate, or with children/grandchildren of all ages. All you'll need for this tradition is four candles to light as you read through the cards each week. We hope you will enjoy reading the Scripture each day, doing the activity, and talking with your loved ones about God’s greatest gift.
Merry Christmas to all, and blessings for the New Year!
Advent Spotify playlist