The season of Advent brings a stir of excitement in the air. The season has changed, the scenery is festive, and somehow hope has made its journey through hopelessness and transformation has emerged! It is a season that even those that are limited in their resources find a way to lift the spirits of others through their giving. It is a time to celebrate Jesus. A time to let Christ arise! It is a unique evangelistic opportunity for practitioners of faith to remind and be reminded that Jesus is the reason for the season.
Advent is a season observed in many Western Christian churches, a time of expectant waiting and preparation for the celebration of the Nativity of Jesus at Christmas. This brief daily meditation during the four weeks of advent are intended to help us to remain focused as we reflect on our relationship with Jesus, a time for us to reflect on what his birth means to us, and an opportunity time and time again to experience his birth in us. Advent is a time for us to declare, "I am alive, I am alive, I am alive in Jesus." I declare that I am alive because the Christ of God is born in me!
It is our prayer that these meditations will give you a new determination to live in the transforming power of Jesus Christ our Lord.