Advent Begins

Happy Thanksgiving!

Now that you’ve had your fill of turkey, laughed with friends and family, slept off the excess food, and put away the good dishes, it’s time to turn our attention to Advent. In this season, we prepare. We wait.

Advent is the season of waiting. It isn’t actually Christmas, though we often treat it like it is. Advent is the time that comes before. It’s a time of anticipation. A time of expectation. And a time of hope.

It’s also a time of waiting. Did I mention waiting? There’s so much waiting! And what are we waiting for? We’re waiting for the Messiah, God’s anointed one. We’re waiting for the Savior. We’re waiting for Jesus.

But Jesus already came … Yep! He sure did! And so every year we celebrate his birthday. But first we have to wait. We have to get ready. And in both our waiting, and our celebrating, we remember that Jesus’ work here on Earth isn’t done. We still need saving.

So we keep on waiting.
And anticipating.
And hoping.

How will you spend this time waiting? How will you be a part of Jesus’ work here on Earth? How will you get ready? How will you offer hope?

Advent begins Sunday as we focus on PEACE. Be sure and plan to take part in one of the Advent studies we offer. Come to the cantata or the Christmas play. Come support the kids (and kids at heart!) at the children’s event. Plan to worship with us on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day.

In it all, make Christ part of your waiting.

See you soon.
Pastor Lynn