When the Lord Comes Near

“Advent” is a Latin word that means “coming.” The season of Advent is the four-week period before Christmas that the Church uses to connect the two “comings” of Christ. The first time the Lord came into our world it was as a tiny, helpless baby, born in a manger in Bethlehem. However, when Jesus comes again, it will be in all his power and glory with his angelic army behind him. He will be coming as judge at the end of time. Let us use these four weeks to see how the events of Jesus’ first coming remove all our fears about his second coming. We can hold our heads high when the Lord comes near.

November 28: He rescues the endangered.

December 5: He steadies the wavering.

December 12: He cheers the sorrowful.

December 19: He lifts up the lowly.