While everyone is thinking about Thanksgiving Day, eating turkey and spending time with family, we tend to forget that a new church year begins this Sunday, November 29. Advent is all about preparing for the coming of Christ. We remember his first coming 2000 years ago. We welcome his coming into our hearts in the present. And we look forward to his coming again to usher in his new creation.
If you would like some devotional assistance through the Advent and Christmas season, it is not too late to order my book, Open Before Christmas: Devotional Thoughts for the Holiday Season. Here is what one friend of mine has said about the book....
Both informing and inspiring, Will Vaus’ book, Open Before Christmas, reflects the wonder of this “most wonderful time of the year” and provides a feast of biblical meditation for the whole season. Starting with the weeks of Advent preceding Christmas Day and travelling through the “Twelve Days of Christmas” to Epiphany, Will leads our hearts and minds through the story of our Lord’s Incarnation with daily readings, seasoned with inspiring, touching, and sometimes humorous illustrations. His introduction is a helpful summary of the origins of the Christmas calendar and of certain Christmas customs, which everyone needs to know. I found his writing immediately engaging and, the more I read the book, the more I liked it. God has touched my heart by reading Open Before Christmas, and I believe he will touch your heart as well.
The Reverend David Beckmann
Founder & Moderator
The C. S. Lewis Society of ChattanoogaYou can order from Amazon or a signed copy from my web site here: willvaus.com.