|The (Empty) Stable: Waiting for Jesus Then and Now|
|Right now we are beginning the season of Advent. At the end of Advent is Christmas. The word "advent" means "coming." It is the season when we remember the coming of Jesus Christ, God's only son, into the world. Have you ever waited for something for a long time? God’s people had been waiting for a very long time for God to send a Saviour to them and keep all of his promises. That Saviour was Jesus–who was born long ago in a stable in Bethlehem. The baby Jesus would grow up to save us all.
Jesus, thank you for coming down into our world! As we learn about your coming help us to see what you have done for us. Help us to be ready for you to come again. Amen.
Bible Readings: Psalm 130; 1 Thessalonians 4:15-18
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