The season of Advent is both one of looking back and one of looking forward. In one sense, it is a bit like going to the bookshelf and restarting your favorite book each year even though you know the ending.
In Advent, we spend four weeks recapturing the anticipation that was felt by followers of God for generations as they longed for the Messiah to come and undo the pain, suffering and loss of this world – and to usher in a new and better way.
And so Advent is also a season where we look forward in hopeful anticipation to the promise set before us by Jesus that He is coming back again to wipe away every tear and makes all things new. The good news of Advent is not that we are faithful in our waiting (we often aren’t) but that God is faithful in his coming.
This December we have put together a number ways to help us walk together during advent.