Advent is such a wonderful time of year. The four Sundays of Advent anticipate the coming, the advent, of Jesus Christ, the Savior of the human race. We look forward, during Advent season, to the celebration of the birth of Christ, his birth of a virgin as foretold in Isaiah 7.14.
But Advent season is much more than that. It is also anticipating his second advent, the second appearing of the Lord Jesus Christ. In that day, Christ will return and make all the wrong things right.
The hope of the gospel is wrapped up in anticipating the coming of Christ–first, to defeat the power of sin and death by his atoning work on the cross. Second, to establish his personal reign among us, and to usher in a new heaven and a new earth, and thus, the eternal age.
On that day, “he will dwell with them, and they will be his people, and God himself will be with them as their God. He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away” (Revelation 21.3-4).
Won’t you anticipate his coming by becoming his disciple?