During advent, I’ll be posting each day about the happenings around here in the run-up to Christmas, and about the Christmas story and its true meaning.
Advent is a season of waiting. It leads up to the celebration of the birth of Jesus, God himself coming into the world. We have a whole month each year to remember and reflect on this amazing act.
In John 2:49, Nathaniel says to Jesus: ‘Rabbi, you are the Son of God, you are the King of Israel’. Advent reminds us that, as the Jewish people were waiting and watching for their Messiah to appear, we are also waiting for our King to reappear.