On November 29th of this year a season started called advent which holds a significant meaning for us that I want to unpack. To do this, we first need a definition of what advent is:
Advent is a season of the liturgical year observed as a time of expectant waiting and preparation for both the celebration of the Nativity of Christ at Christmas and the return of Christ at the Second Coming.
“It will be said on that day, ‘Lo, this is our God; we have waited for Him, that he might save us. This is the LORD; we have waited for Him; let us be glad and rejoice in His salvation.’ (Isaiah 25:9)
This savior that was prophesied was coming! Everyone had been waiting for was about to come, but it was going to happen in a way that no one thought was possible. It was something that had never been done in the history of the world.. and hasn’t been done since. A virgin birth that was pure in every way.
But the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary; you have found favor with God. You will conceive and give birth to a son, and you are to call him Jesus. He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of his father David, (Luke 1:30-32)
Jesus coming to earth is God the Father reaching out His arms to us paving a way for us to be saved therefore being reconciled back to Him.
Jesus is what you’ve been waiting for
Maybe you are someone who doesn’t go to church or maybe you have never thought about what advent means. Jesus has come for you and He loves you. Whatever you are waiting for this Christmas remember this truth, Jesus came for you.
It could be a home, for covid to go away, peace, joy, job, money, boyfriend or girlfriend. Jesus has come for you and He’s with you. He’s waiting on you to come to Him because He’s where you’ll find complete peace and happiness.
Even if you think your situation is to messy, Jesus came to us in our brokenness and sinfulness. Messy doesn’t scare Him at all!
So, maybe the thing you’ve been waiting for this season is for Jesus to heal you, restore you and forgive you, you just didn’t realize He was your answer.
This Christmas, right now I encourage you to spend some time praying and reflecting on who Jesus is what His coming means for you. Let Him fill you with peace as you are in His presence.
- What’s something you’ve been waiting for in your life?
- How would having that thing make all of your problems go away?
- Have you turned to Jesus this Christmas season and thought about how He’s what you’ve maybe been waiting for?