Advent is a time of preparation. It’s a time to reflect upon and remember the first coming of Christ at His birth as well as anticipate His second coming when He will return. Each year I try to take time throughout December, in the midst of busy holiday activities, to still my heart, mind, and body, and to reflect upon and remember all that Christ’s birth has meant in my life.
One Christmas several years ago I begin to read through the prophecies of Christ’s birth in the Old Testament and then look for the fulfillment in the New Testament. There are over 350 prophecies in the Old Testament on the birth, life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. As I read through these, I was struck afresh with awe and wonder that Christmas is so much more than simply celebrating the birth of Christ! Christmas is the fulfillment of God’s plan of redemption first revealed in the garden after Adam and Eve sin. God’s plan of redemption is the story of the Bible. I originall published this study on the blog in 2014, but it’s still available for access. We’d love to have you read along with us this year!
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Rejoicing in Christ Jesus!
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