A Season of Anticipation

As Advent approaches, I’m filled with eager anticipation and a sense of hope. This season is a unique time of both reflection and expectation, drawing us closer to the true essence of Christmas. I’m thrilled to introduce a free Advent devotional, a journey that will delve into the spiritual themes of hope, peace, joy, and love.

The term “Advent” is derived from the Latin word “adventus,” which means “coming” or “arrival.” It’s a season of longing, looking forward to the arrival of the Lord.

When we talk about the coming of Jesus during Advent, we encompass three dimensions of this arrival: the past coming, commemorating the incarnation of God in Jesus Christ more than 2,000 years ago; the present coming, signifying God’s entry into our lives when we choose to place our trust in Him; and the future coming, a belief in God’s upcoming return to fulfill His redemptive work and renew all things.

Why Advent Matters

Advent serves as a season of both reflection and anticipation. It reminds us of the profound need for children and youth worldwide to have access to God’s story. At OneHope, we work with local churches globally to share God’s Word with children and youth, allowing them to experience His peace, joy, love, and hope.

Get Ready for the Journey

Now, I invite you to embark on this Advent journey with me. We’ll explore the themes of hope, peace, joy, and love over the next several days. This devotional will prepare your heart to celebrate the birth of our Savior.

May these devotionals deepen your understanding of the true meaning of this season, bringing you hope and joy!

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Rob Hoskins is the president of OneHope. Since taking leadership of OneHope in 2004, he has continued to advance the vision of God’s Word. Every Child. by partnering with local churches to help reach more than 2 BILLION children and youth worldwide with a contextualized presentation of God’s Word.

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