Advent - means “Visit” or “Coming”. It is a time for us to look back and reflect upon the birth of Christ, to consider that which God has done, “A Savior, Christ the Lord”. In Genesis and John we read:
Gen. 1:1 In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth…
John 1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and … All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made.
In the beginning God created. In the beginning was the Word. In the beginning. Before time began, the Word was, God was, God created, God created thru the Word.
The Word, Jesus Christ, who came to reveal God to us, that we might believe, that we might believe and be saved, that we might believe, be saved and thus be adopted as Sons of the one true and living God.
Gal. 4:4 God sent forth his Son, born of woman, born under the law, 5 to redeem those who were under the law, so that we might receive adoption as sons.
1Tim. 1:15 The saying is trustworthy … that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am the foremost.
Luke 19:10 For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.”
John 20:31 but these are written so that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name.
Christmas time is truly the most wonderful time of the Year, well Easter, what can one say about Easter. These two times we get the privilege of celebrating the birth of Christ, the hope and expectation of what God was going to do and has done. Easter the completion of God’s plan, the redemption of man and the gift of eternal life being offered to all who believe. .