Following an Advent calendar is one particular of my preferred Christas traditions. I’ll admit, in our property it is generally just applied as a countdown to Christmas (and presents!), but it is created to be so a lot far more. Advent is a season of hopeful anticipation for the coming of Christ!
We are generally tempted to method Christ’s second arrival in the exact same way little ones anticipate opening presents, but to reside in anticipation is in fact a crucial aspect of our calling. As believers we are to faithfully anticipate the age to come by living it now! Mainly because Jesus came announcing that the kingdom of God is close to, we are to reside in the realities of that kingdom right here on earth as it is in heaven.
A single of the most sensible but crucial strategies we can do this is with our providing.
Every single of us has the chance to bring restoration and renewal to God’s kingdom via the generous providing of our economic sources. This year we have fallen behind in our providing as a congregation, but Advent is a terrific chance for us to catch up!