Advent is Here
The season of Advent is officially here and as we take time to ponder the wonder and amazement of God coming in the flesh in the Person of Jesus Christ, let us take time this season to slow down and recognize and recommit this season to not be one of busy spending and list building but of purpossfil reflection and meditation on the Person of Jesus Christ and his amazing love by which he loved us that he would go to the extents of love to pursue relationship with us.
DesiringGod.org has put together free resources including two downloadable devotionals that really center your heart of Christ this season.
Good News of Great Joy contains 25 daily devotional readings for Advent by John Piper. Piper writes in the preface,
Advent is for adoring Jesus. At least that’s our angle on it at Desiring God.
Advent is an annual season of patient waiting, hopeful expectation, soul-searching, and calendar-watching marked by many churches, Christian families, and individual followers of Jesus. There’s no biblical mandate to observe Advent. It’s an optional thing—a tradition that developed over the course of the church’s history as a time of preparation for Christmas Day. Many of us find observing Advent to be personally enjoyable and spiritually profitable."
The Dawning of Indestructible Joy also contains 25 daily devotional readings for Advent by John Piper and is available for free download as well at DesiringGod.org/advent