“For, first, the birth of Christ was the incarnation of God: it was God taking upon himself human—a mystery, a wondrous mystery, to be believed in rather than to be defined.” – Charles Spurgeon
Advent is a time of expectant waiting. The word advent means coming or arriving. During the advent season we celebrate the first coming of Christ into the world. Advent is a special time to savor and spend intentional time focusing our hearts on Jesus. Yes, we should be doing this each and every day of the year, but I find it all the more essential during this busy time of year. It is a time to quiet ourselves and rest in the beautiful and as Spurgeon says, “wondrous mystery.” The birth of our Lord, Emmanuel, God with us.
It is a time to celebrate and remember the birth of Christ. My hope each advent season [and all year long] is that our hearts and minds are fixed on Him, rejoicing in His first coming and longing for and anticipating His second advent.
For God alone my soul waits in silence; from him comes my salvation. He alone is my rock and my salvation, my fortress; I shall not be greatly shaken (Psalm 62:1–2)
Our advent wreath is all constructed. The candles have been set in their holders, ready to be lit this evening. The cards have been placed in our canvas advent calendar ready to be pulled out and read each day. Our advent guide has been printed and is setting on the table. What a gift and blessing it is to have this time with my family to prepare our hearts for the celebration of Christ’s birth into the world and what His birth means for us. I think Spurgeon is quite right it’s a wondrous mystery, one my heart and mind can’t fully grasp. Jesus, both fully God and fully man born of a virgin, sent into the world to seek and to save the lost. To redeem sinners. Oh, what love is this! Praise Him Praise Him.
Thanks for stopping by today, blessings, dear ones!
If you are following along with my advent guide I have created a playlist for you and your family to enjoy. I have linked it HERE. I am planning on taking a rest from social media for the month of December. I do have some previous commitments, but for the most part I will be away from my account. I will be checking in on my blog, however. So if you’d like to keep up with my posts feel free to subscribe.