Monday, December 10, 2012

Advent Quotes

A few more quotes:

Advent is for adoring Jesus....Advent is an annual season of patient waiting, hopeful
expectation, soul-searching, and calendar-watching marked by many churches, Christian families, and individual followers of Jesus. There’s no biblical mandate to observe Advent. It’s an
optional thing—a tradition that developed over the course of the church’s history as a time of preparation for Christmas Day.  Many of us find observing Advent to be personally enjoyable
and spiritually profitable.

The incarnation of the Son of God, “for us and for our salvation,”... is too big a thing to appreciate in just one day. Indeed, it’s something the Christian will celebrate for all eternity.

The candles and candies have their place, but we want to make sure that in all the December rush and hubbub we adore Jesus above all.

We want together to see and savor this Jesus whose first “advent” (coming) we celebrate, and
whose second advent we anticipate.

If you can only make Christmas exciting with material things, how will the children
get a thirst for God? Bend the efforts of your imagination to make the wonder of the King’s arrival visible for (your)...children.

-Good News of Great Joy E-Book