We’ve had a wonderful discussion going on within our GMG Leadership group this past week asking the question, “What is Advent?” and how is it different from celebrating Christmas?
The word Advent means “the waiting on the arrival of something important” and for us as Christians, it’s waiting on the arrival of the day we will celebrate the birth of our Savior. Advent is a 4 week preparation time FOR Christmas that focuses on celebrating Christ’s birth, looking forward to His second coming and finding strength in His presence in our lives right now. Seeing God in our past, our future and our present. It’s about preparing our hearts and minds on HIM…..the “reason for the season.” Advent is a deep daily focus on Jesus. Many believe that it is the deepest form of worship at Christmas..not celebrating Christ’s birth and life one day but rather for the 4 weeks leading up to Christmas.
Here are two videos you might find helpful when trying to understand what Advent is all about!
Advent in 2 minutes
One more day……Can’t wait to get started with you!!!
Love God Greatly!