At that time they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. When these things begin to take place, stand up and lift up your heads, because your redemption is drawing near.”
We often forget that the purpose of Advent is not to wait for Christmas. In as much as Christmas is a joyful season to remember the birth of our savior, it is also the time when we must reflect on and prepare ourselves for Jesus’ final coming.
Therefore each day of our lives should be a season of Advent, where we make consistent and courageous choices for God in preparation toward a final encounter with Christ Himself.
Dear God, help me to remember that each day is one day closer to the day when I will meet You. Remind me always to prepare for that meeting, by choosing You in all that I do and say. Amen.