Experiencing Advent

I have always loved the season of Advent. Advent is a time of preparation, anticipation and reflection in the weeks leading up to the celebration of Jesus’ incarnation which we celebrate as Christmas.

Prophecies spoken and uniquely fulfilled in Jesus…

Light in the darkest days of the year…

Hope that night will end and something new will begin.

Advent not only looks backwards to the coming of the Messiah, Jesus…it also looks forward to His promised return.

Hope that love will end all war, division and hatred.

Belief that poverty, injustice and evil will be eliminated.

Courage to continue to do the next right thing until he comes, and the understanding that how I live today matters and makes a difference in how I will experience life when God re-invades earth to put all things right, and the universe experiences healing.

The season of Advent calls us to reflect, repent and realign our lives with the rhythm of God, and that is a good thing.

Here is an incredible day by dave journey through Advent created by Biola University…check it out and go back each day, it is well done and will be a great aid in your realigning this season,

Grace and peace
Monty

http://ccca.biola.edu/advent/#

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Happy Passover (Pesach)

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The Christian Holy Week is rooted in the Jewish celebration of Pesach (Passover). The week of Passover festivities celebrate how God delivered Israel from the bondage of Egyptian slavery. In Christianity, we celebrate Jesus as the Jewish Messiah who frees us from the bondage of sin and death. The latter flows  from the foundation of the other.

I came across a fun video today that shows what would happen if today’s media reported the events of the first Passover. enjoy and Happy Passover/Pesach!