First Candle of Advent

Unsplash Advent is a word that means "coming" or "visit". In the Christian season of Advent we prepare for the "advent" of Christ at Christmas. Our preparation includes many things: • We remember Israel's hope for the coming of God's Messiah to save, to forgive, and to restore them. • We remember our hope for the second coming of Jesus. • We remember our need for a Savior to save us from our sins. • We prepare to welcome Christ at Christmas into our world . . . and into our hearts.

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