Ah, Christmas—that joyous, exciting, most wonderful time of the year! It seems that everyone, even the most secular among us, gets swept up in the magic of the season—buying gifts, hosting parties, and decorating their homes. We just can’t wait for Christmas to come!
It’s a funny thing about this season of Advent, though. While most of the world focuses its attention on a babe in a manger, God wants us to focus on three special events. We start the season by looking forward to the time when Jesus will come again in glory as our triumphant King. Then halfway through Advent, our attention shifts to recalling and celebrating that time when Jesus first came among us as a little child. And throughout the whole season, we will be preparing for another coming of Christ—the “intermediate” coming of the Lord into our hearts.
All three of these comings of Christ are vital to our lives. Each of them, in fact, tells us something different about who Jesus is, as well as who we are and what he wants to do in us. So…
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