Advent came from 2 Latin words, ad, which means ‘to’) and venire, which means ‘come’. This is the reason why advent is usually associated with waiting for a coming or an arrival. For us Christians, the advent season is a preparation for the coming of Jesus, the promised Messiah.
When we were young, we waited for gifts that “Santa Claus” will put inside the socks we hang inside our house. Christmas day is a much anticipated day because it is a time to open these gifts. Finally, our patient waiting pays off.
But as we become mature Christian individuals, the object of our waiting changes. This time of Christmas is a time to waiting for deepest desires and longing to happen. The reason for this is that this is season is filled with hope because the one we are waiting brings hope. What are you waiting for this Christmas? Are you longing for anything? What are you expecting to receive? Are you looking forward to anything special this Christmas?
May our topics for December help you pray and discern what you are looking for.