Advent. It means “coming.” It is an invitation to come and adore Christ.
Every year I’m excited for the Advent season. Every year Advent centers my heart on what counts as Christmas nears. It helps me keep close to Christ in the hustle and bustle so that Christmas Eve doesn’t arrive and it just dawns on me, O yeah, I’m supposed to be celebrating Jesus’ birth!
It is so easy to get caught up in the stress and expectations of Christmas: to make it bigger and better. But I want to teach my kids Christmas isn’t about the tree, lights, cookies, and gifts. It’s not about materialism or even family.
It’s about the coming of Jesus.