Today is also the first day of Advent, the beginning of the Church’s year. As it is Sunday it is Advent Sunday or the First Sunday in Advent. Advent means coming. The arrival being mentioned here is the arrival of Jesus Christ. As we look forward to Christmas we remember his birth over two thousand years ago. We also remember that when he returned to heaven God promised that Jesus would return. In the statement of belief (creed) we say “He will come again to judge the living and the dead”.
In today’s multicultural world, many people enjoy the winter holiday without giving a thought to why we celebrate Christmas. Today an awareness campaign is being launched. It is called, Christmas Starts with Christ. It certainly does, both the word Christmas and the reason for the holiday (or Holy Day) begin with Christ.
Christianity is not a philosophy or a man-made religion; it is a God-given faith. Christians trust God, through Jesus and are strengthened by the Holy Spirit.
If you are uncertain what Christianity is about, there is a button on my sidebar where you may obtain more information.
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