Advent is not just a time of waiting and remembering Jesus first coming at His birth, it’s also a time to turn our hearts toward anticipating His second coming. Today’s devotional, reposted from faithgateway.com, calls us to pause in the midst of our Christmas celebrations to remember whose birthday we’re celebrating, and also that He is coming again.
As Christmas Day approaches, you can feel the excitement building. The children are out of school, family begins to arrive, last-minute packages are wrapped. But what if, by declaration of Congress, Christmas Day were delayed? How long would the anticipation hold?
The disciples were certain Jesus would return shortly. Yet as the years passed, these faithful found it harder to hold on to that belief. James wrote to encourage them. He likened their wait for Jesus’ return to a read more