2020 Advent Devotions
With all the challenges we have faced in 2020, we look forward to the future with a hopeful anticipation, even as our forbearer’s did. From God’s early promise in Genesis 3:15 God’s people looked for the promised Messiah, many failing to recognize Him when He arrived in a manger in Bethlehem. The Advent of His coming was foretold by the Prophets. We celebrate His Advent now as He comes to us in Word and Sacrament, and we look forward to His Advent, when He will come and claim His own and take them into His Kingdom, where we will live eternally with Christ. So we anticipate with great expectation His Advent, even as we celebrate His coming among us now!
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November 29 – December 5
Week 1 – Hope!
We look forward in hope to the One who came at Christmas and is coming again for all His redeemed. Despite the circumstances we may currently face, Scripture teaches us to put our hope in the Lord Jesus, fixing our eyes on Him!
December 6 – December 12
Week 2 – Promise!
We trust in His promise, not only to redeem us, but also to care for us day by day. As we make our way toward the manger, we see the promise fulfilled, keeping us focused on what is still ahead rather than what is behind us.
December 13 – December 19
Week 3 – Joy!
Our hearts are filled with joy as we anticipate the celebration of God’s Son. Our future is fixed on Him, and we can be joyfully confident that the best is yet to come, if not in this life, in eternity!
December 20 – December 24
Week 4 – Love!
God’s love motivates His actions toward us. He loves us with an everlasting love. It is this love that reminds us, even in the midst of difficulties, that He will never abandon us and the best is yet to come!
God’s grace is made manifest in Jesus, who came to give us hope, to fulfill the promise, to bring us joy, and who is love. We celebrate that we have God’s Riches at Christ’s Expense. May His grace inspire our love for others as we reach out to connect them to Jesus, Savior of the world, whose Incarnation reminds us that the best is yet to come!