Advent is a season of anticipation. When Christmas comes, we celebrate the arrival of our Savior! But before that, we identify with the children of Israel and their generations of desperately hoping God would do as He promised. We need Jesus to come again. Our broken bodies and entropic world cry out for it.
I wanted my children to understand this, believing it would boost their excitement for Christmas higher than St. Nick’s reindeer. But how to explain Advent without making it solemn and dull?
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