Advent is from the Latin word that means “coming.” It is a time when Christians through their imagination enter into the time of watching and waiting for the coming of the Messiah, as the ancient Jews also did. Advent is also a time when we recall to mind the watching and waiting we do for the return of Jesus. We anticipate the time when he will return to bring to fulfillment the Lord’s Prayer, bringing God’s kingdom in all its fullness, when God’s will shall be done on earth just as it is in heaven. Come, Lord Jesus!
“Watching and Waiting” Malachi 2:17-3:4; 3:16-4:3 (click this link to open) If for no other reason, find out why I’m blowing a party horn!