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My Advent

December 11, 2011

Advent means coming or arrival. It is the time in which Christians celebrate the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ… Jesus the Christ. We not only celebrate His first coming, but we celebrate and prepare for His second arrival.

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This is something I’ve never practiced before this year. Advent, in my book was always those little calendars with chocolate behind the door. This year, for me, it is more than a time for family and gifts and Santa – it is even more than celebrating the birth of our Savior in Jesus over 2000 years ago.

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Advent is about spiritual journey this year and it should be all year long. Knowing in our hearts that God sent us His Word in the flesh, He is with us now in spirit, and will come again here on Earth.

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Advent helps us prepare for this truth, building up our faith through scripture. Holding ourselves accountable for His Second Advent. The celebration in this advent is immense and the preparation filled with joy; filling our hearts with immense joy.

And it fills me with this hope – a hope that is way beyond my wildest imagination.

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. Jungle Jim permalink
    December 11, 2011 10:23 pm

    Family Schmammially! Your favorite Christian American Protestant Ethical author from the early 20th Cent. wrote a poem called ” the Magi”, right? He asks, “Is this (Xmas) a birth, or a death? If it’s a death, then I would gladly have another one.” He’s lookin’ at the baby in the Manger! He’s an Ultra Conservative! The female Episcopal priest of my church said the Pentecost was the birthday of the church. More like a misscarrage if you ask me. Advent preceeds Lent, right? That’s why Mary was annunciated before she was immaculateed? You know who.

    • December 11, 2011 10:29 pm

      Ha! Thanks, you know who! Yea, family schamily…I guess that kinda came out wrong.

      Sent from my iPhone

      • Jungle Jim permalink
        December 14, 2011 11:20 pm

        Nothing agianst Advent, unless it’s intensely personal. I care about writing, particularly when it’s a celebration.

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