Advent - a coming into place, view, or being; an arrival. The advent of Christ on earth when God sent his Son to be among us. We see Advent as preparation for the season of Christmas, but Advent is preparation for the advent of the return of Christ.
So, the topic of "fear" as a theme of devotions may, perhaps, create questions in the mind. First, do we fear God (the answer is yes, read the last three devotions and the next few weeks)? Secondly, how does that tie into Christmas?
The Christian takes time during a season of preparation, Advent, to examine and reflect and make preparation for not just a remembrance of the Christ who came to earth as recorded in Luke, but to anticipate his return. We pray for and reach out to those who may not know Christ or understand his sacrifice for us.
By understanding the fear of God, we learn to trust in a God who is mighty and can do all things, as we are on this journey of faith. As God commands in Joshua 1, "Be strong and courageous, do not be frightened and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go."
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