Advent is always one of my favorite times of year. As the resurrection joy of Easter cannot be fully celebrated without the mourning of Good Friday, so the coming of the promise on Christmas cannot be fully appreciated without the longing and waiting of Advent.

If you’re looking for ways to enter into the waiting, consider looking into the different expectations that surrounded the promise of “The Anointed One,” the Messiah. Week 1 you could look at the promises of an anointed prophet like Moses bringing God’s word and God’s deliverance to his people. Week 2 you could look at the promises of an anointed priest greater than Aaron, a priest like Melchizedek, who mediates between God and his people. Week 3 you could look at the promises of an anointed King like David who follows after God’s own heart, and leads God’s people to victory. Week 4 you could look in Isaiah and see the forming of a hope bigger than any of these and yet humbler than them as well, you could look and catch a glimpse of a servant, a lamb, Mighty God himself.

If you are looking for a contemporary liturgy of advent composed of ancient pieces take a look at this.

And just because I can I’ll link to an advent song I wrote.

Written by Micah in: Thailand |

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