Advent is about embarking on a journey. It’s the beginning of the church year and a fresh start. It’s a time to sharpen all our senses as we voyage with Elizabeth, Zechariah, Mary, Joseph, the wise men, and the rest of the crew. We journey together toward that special moment when God arrived in human form and the world was forever changed.
Advent is a time to remember that God didn’t just drop baby Jesus into a manger haphazardly. It was an event that was thousands of years in the making! God sent Jesus to earth to show human beings that they mattered. God became human in order to be with us.
This message is an excerpt “The Advent advantage: Why the four weeks of December matter” by Emily Carson that first ran in the December 2012 issue of Cafe. Today we remember Lucy, martyr, who died in 304.
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