Advent is a word from the Latin “adventus” which means “coming” or “arrival.” The coming of God’s promised Messiah is the eager expectation and longing of God’s people. 

In the Advent season, we look back to remember and celebrate the Incarnation⁠—the first coming of Jesus in fulfillment of Old Testament prophecy. The Bible tells us the good news of God’s great gift in His Son Jesus. He came from heaven to earth to rescue us from the curse of sin and death, showing us the way to find new, true, full and eternal life. 

We not only look back in celebration, we also look forward in longing to His second coming in glory and the completion of the story began so long ago. We have a sure hope that one day He will come again to reign and restore all things.

Check back here throughout the Christmas season as we add a new ornament to the tree each day.  This 25-Day Advent Devotional will focus on a word that represents a good gift our Heavenly Father has given us to embrace.

As James 1:17 says, “Whatever is good and perfect is a gift coming down to us from God our Father, who created all the lights in the heavens.”

Our prayer is that the truth shared each day will stir your heart’s affection and mind’s attention toward the coming of Jesus Christ.

You can follow along with our Advent Devotional here on our website by checking back each day beginning December 1. You can also follow what’s happening at Calvary throughout this season on our social media: