Advent is a season of preparation, a time of waiting and watching for Christ.
As we ready our hearts to celebrate Christmas in the coming days, our spiritual eyes also look ahead to end of days, when Christ will come again. In Advent, we are not simply preparing for a yearly festival. We are rehearsing for the ultimate feast, the great Marriage Supper, when Christ returns for His people.
Practices for Advent
Practices impart a rhythm to the Advent season. The practices themselves are not the point, of course. They are simply signposts for our souls, gently pointing us toward Christ.
As winter darkness deepens, the Advent wreath is a growing circle of light — a beautiful symbol of our hope in Christ.
Advent is about anticipating Christ's arrival. Count the days to Christmas with an Advent calendar and devotional.