Advent Devotional

Written by Lee Anne Hanke


In Latin, advent means “coming” or “arrival.” Advent is the season in which the Church looks forward to the coming of Christ. This year’s theme, ‘prepare Him room,’ is a reference to the traditional Christmas hymn, Joy to the World. This 18th century hymn celebrates the second coming of Christ and reminds us to intentionally focus on Christ amidst the hustle of this season. Today, during advent, we remember the miraculous birth of Jesus and the Old Testament promises that foretold his arrival. We also anticipate and look forward with hope to the return of Christ. As believers, we live between the first coming of Jesus and the second coming of Jesus. Advent is a joyful time to rejoice in the presence of God. Advent is also full of the expectation and anticipation of Christ’s return.

This season, set aside time to draw closer to God with gratitude for the self-giving love that finds its expression in the Son of God. Each week you’ll be guided through scripture passages that invite you to reflect on your own journey as you prepare room in your heart for the Savior.

Week 1 The Before Time — Click here for Week 1 Advent Devotional

Week 2 The In-Between Time — Click here for Week 2 Advent Devotional

Week 3 The Incarnation — Click here for Week 3 Advent Devotional

Week 4 The Greatest Commandment