This year we hope you’ll join us on an advent prayer journey. Like the wise men of scripture who followed the star in search of the Christ-child, we’ll seek to personally encounter the King. The centuries-old practice of Advent invites us to embrace the waiting as we align our hearts to the true north of Christ’s coming.
In these pages you’ll find a thought and a scripture for each day. We trust that the Lord will meet us in transformative ways as we spend a few minutes each day reflecting and praying through these themes. We know Christmas is a special time for children, so at the end of each week we’ve added a fun advent activity to do with the kids in your life.
This year as we wait in expectation for the arrival of Christ, let our souls join the refrain of God’s people throughout the centuries proclaiming, “Come, Lord Jesus. Come.”
How do you express gratitude when you receive a Christmas gift? Sometimes heartfelt words are best, other times perhaps a hug or a Thank You card are called for. Christ is the free love-gift from God to us. As we prepare to celebrate this precious gift, what are some ways, through your thoughts, words and actions, that you can begin to express thankfulness for this ultimate gift?
For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.