My husband and I decided to start celebrating the Advent few years ago. It was certainly not an easy decision; we really wanted to do it, but living in a Catholic country where these kind of traditions have always been associated by Evangelicals with paganism and idolatry was not easy. We prayed, we marked the calendar, and our family was blessed indeed!
Noël Piper says about Advent,
"For four weeks, it’s as if we’re re-enacting, remembering the thousands of years God’s people were anticipating and longing for the coming of God’s salvation, for Jesus. That’s what advent means—coming. Even God’s men who foretold the grace that was to come didn’t know “what person or time the Spirit of Christ in them was indicating." They were waiting, but they didn’t know what God’s salvation would look like." (source)
Today, as the time approaches I want to suggest to you several resources that have been a blessing in our home as we wait, as we sit around the Family Table and read about His glorious coming.
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Remember that we will be celebrating the Incarnation of our Lord at Daily On My Way to Heaven, you are invited to join us! Link to your blog post every Wednesday on December; tell us how do you keep a Jesus centered Christmas.