“It is written in Isaiah the prophet: “I will send my messenger ahead of you, who will prepare your way” — “a voice of one calling in the desert, ‘Prepare the way for the Lord, make straight paths for him.’” And so John came, baptizing in the desert region and preaching a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins.”
Sunday marked the start of Advent – those four weeks Christians set aside to reflect on the real meaning of Christmas. It is a time of remembering and rejoicing, watching and resting, celebrating and preparing, reflecting upon the promises of God and anticipating the fulfillment of those promises.
Advent is a season of waiting.
It’s a theme we see woven throughout scripture.