Here we go! Advent 2016 is here. Advent, Latin for “coming” is the season in which we count back 4 Sundays before Christmas day so we can look forward to the One we count on who was born on Christmas day! It’s a season in which we listen to the voices of anticipation from the Old Testament so that we might embrace the promises of the New Testament. Let’s begin this Advent remembering the words of Isaiah:
For a child will be born to us, a son will be given to us;
And the government will rest on His shoulders;
And His name will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
Eternal Father, Prince of Peace.