Advent – Coming of a Savior and Judge

Deck the halls, clean our hearts. Tis the season to be jolly, ready for Christ’s second coming.

acToday is the first Sunday of advent, the season shared for both the longing for the celebration of the birth of Messiah, and for the preparedness of Messiah’s second coming.

Plans, budgets, shopping lists, decorations, parties, and numerous other preparations are under way as we countdown to Christmas.

Are we so prepared for Christ’s second coming? Not myth, nor fairytale, it will become as much reality as his birth, and will be preceded by the rapture of the bride of Christ (I Thessalonians 4:16-18), the ones who confess with their mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in their hearts that God raised Christ from the dead. (Romans 10:9).

This season, as I celebrate the birth of the babe who came as Christ the Savior, I will also celebrate the imminent second coming of Christ the Judge.

I invite you to do the same.

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Also, joining with a group of Christian authors to celebrate this advent season by refocusing our holiday selves from busyness and budgets to the deep love of Christ the Savior and Judge, I will be participating in an Advent blog hop series titled “Deeply Loved”, based on author Keri Wyatt Kent’s latest release Deeply Loved – 40 Ways in 40 Days to Experience the Heart of Jesus. Stay tuned for upcoming articles, links, and your chance to win free books.

Another great advent resource is Silence and Other Surprising Invitations of Advent by Enuma Okoro. One description offers, “These poetic and poignant meditations will linger with you long after Christmas. Reflection questions and a prayer challenge accompany each week s meditations. A perfect book for individual or group study.”

O come, let us adore Him, our Savior and soon coming King and Judge!

 

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