The Advent Season-Week One
I want to share a few thoughts here throughout the month of December as we enter into the Advent Season. This is a season where Christian families have to work hard to focus on the scriptural meaning of Christmas. There are four Sundays in Advent, leading up to Christmas. This year the first Sunday of Advent in December 3rd, although many churches celebrated this past Sunday as the 1st Sunday of Advent.
For the Freeman family, we often changed our activity, but still focused on the important message that each week brings leading up to our celebration of the birth of the Christ Child.
Perhaps you celebrate the Advent Season with an Advent Wreath, lighting a new candle each week, each signifying a different theme from the Christmas story. The theme of the first week is the expectation of the coming of the Messiah. A s Christians, we await not just the remembrance of the birth of Christ, but the anticipation of the second coming of Christ.
Perhaps your family reads a set of scriptures for each week. The scriptures for the first week focus on prophecies in the Old Testament that tell about the coming of the Messiah, as well as including scriptures from the New Testament that reference His second coming.
Suggested Scripture Readings: Isaiah 2:1-4; Isaiah 9; Acts 1:10-11; 1 Thessalonians 4:15-18; Revelation 22:20
Perhaps you sing or play a carol that goes with the particular week of Advent. Carols that we often associate with this week is “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel” .
In whatever way your family chooses to draw close to the Lord this season, Mr. Freeman and I pray that you take time to have some special family times, looking to the Word who brings light in the darkness-both two thousand years ago and in this present time. Blessings to your family from ours.