Taken from the Latin word adventus which literally means “coming,” Advent is a season where Christians symbolically await Jesus’s birth - a focused time of waiting and expectation, that creates space for us to anticipate and receive again the announcement of Jesus’ birth - ‘God with us’.
The season of Advent is an opportunity for us to remember Christ coming amongst us. In doing so, he invites us to move beyond fear and experience the heart of God’s love for all people, and his redemptive plan to lift up the lowly by the giving of himself.
This year, to mark Advent in the contemporary context, we are preparing daily devotional emails for our Common Grace community. As usual, they will feature the wisdom and teaching of a diverse range of contributors from right across the breadth of the Christian church in our nation.
Our prayer is that this Advent devotional will invite Australian Christians to be present in observing and remembering all that God has done in Jesus, so that our faith is nurtured, our love is stimulated and our hope is energised.