Pastor Monty Stallins
Today is the first Sunday of Advent. Advent is an anglicized version of the Latin word adventus, which means coming. In the church, Advent has become a period of waiting and preparation for the coming of Christ. While it is pointed at our celebration of the coming of Christ at Christmas; Advent is really meant to help us watch for all of the ways in which God comes to us. So Advent is a time for both remembering and watching, both celebrating what God has done and preparing for what God might do next. As such, Advent introduces us to the very stuff of faithful hope. It is a hope rooted in God’s faithfulness and expectant of God’s promises.
Scripture reference: Luke 1:67-80