Isn't this such an exciting time of the year? I went to the dictionary to find the proper meaning of Advent: “A coming or arrival of an important event or person,” then too; “The birth of Christ, the season including the four Sundays before Christmas.”
Christians like to use these three to four weeks preparing to celebrate Jesus' birth on Dec. 25.
Don't we love the message of Advent, telling us to get ready because the Lord is on the way. It tells us to “make our house fair as we are able, to trim the hearth and set the table.”
Now for the negative part that I'd rather not mention. It's how our world has changed the correct scripture wording of the main greeting given to the shepherds watching their sheep in Luke 2:14. “Glory to God in the highest; and on earth peace to men of good will.” There are now many other versions and today, most wording goes, “Glory to God in the highest, peace on earth, good will to men.”
Like Santa says, “Be good little boys and girls and I'll bring you something nice.” Of course to receive that something, that peace from God, we have to do our part. Take time to slow down and ask God's forgiveness for all of wrongdoing; then in return, we will have that peace of Christ, which I sincerely wish to everyone. Also a most blessed 2018.
Mrs. Ray Brown,