Advent: derived from the Latin word “Adventus”, meaning “coming”
How long, Lord, how long? ( Psalms 6:3)
Advent finds us at the beginning of the church calendar, awaiting the coming of Jesus. Motifs of light and darkness adorn Christmas cards. Advent calendars teach us to patiently wait with anticipation. Nativity scenes and the star on our tree draw our gaze to the coming Christ. Our favorite carols express our yearning, Oh Come Emmanuel.