What is it?
It originates from the Latin and means "coming."
Our family is reading The Greatest Gift by Ann Voskamp, and we are excited because it will lead us through the Scriptures to the "coming" of Jesus Christ. This is what we celebrate at Christmas time.
Chapter 1 - It is Advent: Come
"Gaze on shoots of glory to grow deep roots in God.
The theology of the Tree, of the Cross, always seeks the presence of God in the belittled gifts of the world.
The small Babe of Bethlehem, the dismissed Son of God, the stripped and beaten Messiah hanging exposed on the Tree-He begs us to spend the attention of Advent on the little, the least, the lonely, the lost." (excerpt from The Greatest Gift)
Get Ann's book and cut out the ornaments she has so graciously allowed us to download to hang on our own Jesse Tree for this Advent, this Coming of the Christ, the Messiah.
Our 1st ornament we hung last night on our Jesse Tree.
"Out of the stump of David's family will grow a shoot-
yes, a new Branch bearing fruit from the old root.
And the Spirit of the Lord will rest on Him-
the Spirit of wisdom and understanding.
the Spirit of counsel and might,
the Spirit of knowledge and the fear of the
In that day the heir to David's throne
will be a banner of salvation to all the world.
The nations will rally to Him,
and the land where He lives will be a glorious
Isaiah 11:1-2, 10
What traditions do you have to await or celebrate His coming?
A book, a devotional, God's word each day?
Always Experiencing Him,