Advent is traditionally a time of preparation in anticipation of Christmas. It is the four-week season of anticipation that leads to Christmas Day and celebrates the coming of God in the flesh—in the person of Jesus Christ. Advent is also about preparing our hearts while we wait for Jesus to arrive. Since the Middle Ages, this tradition of Advent has encouraged us to slow down, reflect on Jesus coming in person and look forward to the time that He has promised to return.
In the midst of a busy holiday season, we pause. We anticipate. We wait.
This year, we’ll focus on how Jesus is the light in the darkness and the True Light of the World, as we encounter who He is, what He taught, and what He accomplished, according to the book of John.
Starting on Sunday, December 3, with this daily devotional, you’ll be able to read and reflect on key verses from each chapter in John, and you’ll be invited to take one step closer to Jesus as we move toward Christmas Day.
“The Word gave life to everything that was created; his life brought light to everyone. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness can never extinguish it. The one who is the true light, who gives light to everyone, was coming into the world.” (John 1:4-5,9)
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