It had been four hundred years since God inspired a prophet to write the last book of the Old Testament. Hundreds of prophecies foretold of a king or Messiah who would come to save people and form a new covenant with them. Immanuel, God with us, would be born of a virgin in Bethlehem, the city of David. Not Herod, not the Pharisees, not the scribes, not the Romans could thwart the plan of God to deliver His people.
Adoration goes beyond praise or warm fuzzy feelings. It is to worship or revere. Worship requires us to humbly approach God with awe and amazement.
Advent is about the coming of Christ. The coming of Immanuel – God with Us. Because of Immanuel God with us: We have hope and peace. We can experience unconditional love. and have true joy.
Cross posted to The Dee Zone. Christmas can be a busy time. There are decorations to put up, gifts to wrap and some event that always needs a sweet treat or other good made. Then there are event to attend and family to see. It can be so easy to get caught up in all…
Personally the past couple of years been hard. It has been a time of loss, stress and isolation. I am not alone. Most of us have experienced loss, isolation and anxiety. Our world is spinning out of control and fractured.