Our Lord and Savior was born on December 24th, so there are only four weeks until Christmas … and the cracking rate to get ready for the festive season has started.
Christmas is a time we celebrate having cake, cards, presents, decorated trees, a holiday and special food and is a time when families and friends gather together to share happiness, love and hopefully peace.
But what of the weeks before this special day? How will we prepare for this wonderful time of the year?
Frequently we find that we have been so occupied with all of the groundwork the actual meaning of the party simply disappears among the chaotic shopping, never-ending and decorating parties and Christmas functions.
In the Christian calendar, next Sunday is the first of four Sundays of Advent, a word that means preparing for an occasion.It’s also the word from which our English word adventure is derived, meaning to take on a venture or experience in life.
The four weeks of http://www.foxnews.com/on-air/fox-news-reporting/2010/12/23/birth-jesus Advent are a time when Christians not only prepare for the birth of Jesus Christ, that is the real and true meaning for Christmas, but additionally prepare for His coming again at a period when God ordains to bring this world to its conclusion and judgment because of its individuals.I expect and pray that we will be getting ready for the arrival of Jesus, as we journey together in these next weeks.
We are able to send cards, give presents and share meals together that speak of our love for family, neighbours and friends, and take some time out to consider God’s tremendous love for you and me in the best present that anyone could give – Himself, in the kind of a tiny baby who grew in both body and spirit to become our Lord and Saviour offering to us eternal life. an experience this Advent that all will bring us to a Christmas that’s filled up with serenity, refreshment, hope and love in Christ Jesus