Last month in my newsletter article, “Church Words Are Peculiar”, I asked “Can you help me put together a list of Trinity’s peculiar words? “ This was not meant as rhetorical and I did receive a list from one person – thank you Daniel. One of his words was “Advent”, a word that comes from the Latin word adventus which means “coming”. It is a pretty unique and peculiar word.
The idea with Advent is for us to reflect and prepare for the coming of Christ. Not an easy task at this time of year. Much of our world is already preparing – Christmas music, Christmas wish lists, stores loading up with gift options, Christmas party planning, and the list goes on. So for the church to say stop, listen, pay attention to the arrival of something extremely important, wait for the arrive of Christ, the world might say, “Later, I’m too busy getting ready for Christmas.” However, the Christmas story was a once and only act – just like the resurrection was a once only event. The birth of Jesus happened only once.Read More »Keep Watch Christ Is Coming