Advent is the time where we, as God’s people, prepare for and anticipate the coming of Jesus Christ. At Christmas we celebrate the 1st Advent and we prepare for, anticipate, and celebrate the FACT that there will be a 2nd Advent.
Advent begins with hope…the sure and confident expectation in God’s faithfulness and presence. When our hope is firmly grounded in God alone, we experience a peace that is beyond our understanding. That peace clears space within our hearts and our lives for JOY! And…all of this is built on the foundation of God’s AGAPE LOVE! Because of God’s LOVE, when we HOPE in God, He gives us PEACE, and His PEACE allows us to feel JOY even in the midst of hardship and sorrow. God’s love is the reason for everything and He commands us to LOVE like He LOVES.