Therefore keep watch, because you do not know the day or the hour.
December 2nd is the first Sunday of Advent. In honor of this sacred season, I am posting, with few changes, the devotion I wrote last year. Enjoy!
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 joyful welcoming of our Savior into the world.
But, Advent is more than the Christmas story. It is also a 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 and waiting. Of expectation and anticipation.
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, and to prepare for the coming of the Lord.
Will you make room in your heart for Jesus today?
Will you pray with me?
During this season of Advent, Father, let us not succumb to the distractions of the secular world. Help us to focus 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.