Advent is one of the most important seasons of the Christian year. It is the time when we reflect on the brokenness of the world within which we live and also the great light that shines in it bringing healing.
The light breaks through the darkness of sin, shame, guilt, and despair.
The light reconciles, justifies, and offers grace.
John writes of this light, “All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made. In him was life, and the life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.”
Advent is when we look for the light and we find it, we find him, Immanuel, God with us.