Monday, December 8, 2014

He's Coming!



Hebrews 9:28 (NLT) He will come again… to bring salvation to all who are eagerly waiting for Him. 

Advent is all about anticipating the big day.  Don’t we know it!  We decorate inside and out, select and wrap gifts, mail cheerful photo greetings, bake once-a-year goodies, and gather with friends and family – all preparing for the big day! 

What do we actually celebrate on Christmas? 

Another trick question?  Of course we celebrate the baby’s birth - Christ’s arrival!  A few days ago we learned that the very definition of advent is the arrival of someone important.

Yes, yes.  We celebrate the birth of Jesus, but there’s more.

We also celebrate His promise to come again.  Just as the enslaved Israelites in Egypt cried for deliverance, just as those under oppressive Roman rule yearned for a savior King, we live amid injustice, inequality, and sin and ask “Where are you God?”  Hold on to hope.  Jesus promised to return to rule with truth and justice.

Are you ready for Christ’s arrival?  What does being ready look like - beautiful decorations or a beautiful heart?  What preparations need doing before Jesus comes?

Prepare your heart and life for Christ’s arrival. (tweet this)

Check out Countdown to Cambodia posts regarding my upcoming mission trip.  You can help the efforts to prevent sex trafficking and care for girls who escape.  I’m gathering first aid items, hygiene products and multi-vitamins.  I am also collecting your words of encouragement to the missionaries in country.  Contact me for more information. 

#seedsofscripture  #Advent #Jesus #secondcoming

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