Category: Advent

Already, But Not Yet

We celebrate Christmas with more fanfare than the Annunciation for the same reason we celebrate our birthdays and not the days of our conception. It’s because our conception is something hidden. Our birth into the world outside of the womb completes that “hidden time” and makes us manifest to the world.

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Preparing the Way

On this Second Sunday of Advent, we meet the herald of the King of Kings. John the Baptist is the “voice crying out in the desert” prophesied by Isaiah. He tells us to “prepare the way of the Lord” by “making straight his paths.”

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Are You Ready?

There comes a point in every Christian’s life when we realize that even though we very much desire to be with God, we distance ourselves from God by our sins. We recognize then that we need help to overcome our sin — we need God’s grace, offered through the ministry of His Son. This is why before He comes as just Judge, God’s Son first came to us as merciful Savior.

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About Time

The end of December always gets me thinking about time. It’s not just the counting down of the days till Christmas. And it’s more than the looming end of the calendar year. No, the final days of Advent prompt us to think about time in a more cosmic scale.

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