What Are You Waiting For?

ADVENT means “coming” in Latin.
The dictionary defines it as “the arrival of a notable person, thing, or event.”
Christian theology says ADVENT is the coming or second coming of Christ.
Most of us associate ADVENT with WAITING.

Nobody says, “I love waiting…

  • in traffic.”
  • in a queue at the grocery store.”
  • to talk to a real person on a help line.”
  • for your significant other to text or call.”

Notice that in all our waiting, we have a goal in mind, an expectation of what’s to come:

  • We are driving to work.
  • Ready to get home with the groceries and cook dinner.
  • Need someone to win the technology battle.
  • Longing for a life-giving conversation.

ADVENT is waiting for the Messiah, for a Savior, to arrive and change the world as we know it.

What were people waiting for when He first came to earth?

  • Herod expected a rival for his position and power and sought to eliminate this threat.
  • The Israelites were looking for an earthly Warrior King who would take over the world and make them the rulers.
  • Mary and Joseph were told to expect the son of God, but had no idea what that entailed.

We are all living in a time of waiting, of ADVENT, waiting for the Second Coming of Christ.

What are you waiting for?
What is your expectation of that day?
Are you ready?

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