Dear family in Christ
This Advent-Christmas season is an opportune time for spiritual reflection. In what ways can Advent encourage us in our spiritual walk with the Lord?
Firstly, be faithful followers of Christ.
As we live in between the First Advent (2000 years ago) and the Second Advent (Return of Christ), we are called to holy living and be faithful stewards of what God entrusted to us. In our spiritual journey as a Christ-following community, we have the joy and privilege to bring glory and honour to God. We have an important calling and responsibility to share about Jesus Christ through the gospel message and our loving deeds. The lights in Advent-Christmas are a good reminder that Jesus Christ is the “Light of the world” (John 8:12) and that we are called to “let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.” (Matthew 5:16).
Secondly, be ready for Christ’s return.
We look forward to the Second Advent. The Scriptures teach us that “… Christ, having been offered once to bear the sins of many, will appear a second time, not to deal with sin, but to save those who are eagerly waiting for him.” (Hebrews 9:28). In great triumph and with loud trumpet sounds, Christ will come again to bring his people home to dwell in God’s presence for all eternity. We need to be accountable, watchful and spiritually alert in our daily walk. Is the Lord pleased and satisfied with the way we are living our life? Is there true worship of God in the total surrender of our life to Jesus and His kingdom?
Are you ready for His Return?