Therefore keep watch, because you do not know the day or the hour.
Today marks the first Sunday of Advent. Yes, it is unusual to have this season begin in November, but that's simply how the four weeks play out this year. While traditional Advent calendars begin on December 1st, I have place a link at the bottom of today's devotion which will start you on a journey of inspiration beginning this very day!
The season of Advent is a time of preparation. Our minds and hearts are once again on the road to Bethlehem. Our destination? Christmas Day and the welcoming of our beloved Savior into the world.
But, Advent is more than the Christmas story. It is also the time to prepare our hearts, minds, and souls for the day when the Lord will return. The Second Coming.
It is a time of watching. Of waiting. Of expectation.
We know not the day nor the hour . . .
It could be a thousand years from now.
It could be tomorrow.
It could be now . . .
Are you ready?
I hope you will take time this season to reflect, to pray, to prepare for the coming of the Lord.
There was no room for Him at the inn. But, will you offer Him room in your heart?
Will you pray with me?
During this season of Advent, Lord, let us not succumb to the distractions of the secular world. Allow our focus to stay on Your coming into the world to redeem us. Let us meditate upon Your promise to come again. Create within us clean hearts where there is plenty of room for You. Amen.
Daily Advent Study: http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/Christianity/Advent/Advent-Calendar.aspx
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