Advent: Between the Times

“The season of Advent invites us to consider again the character of Christian existence ‘between the times.’ On the one hand, Advent reminds us of God’s promises to Israel in Immanuel. God comes in human flesh to deliver God’s people from sin and evil. On the other hand, Advent calls us to anticipate the day on which this Immanuel will return as King of kings and Lord of lords. He will put all that resists him, even death itself, under his feet. Living between the times, we give thanks to God for the Christ child, even as we plead with God to realize, once and for all, the kingdom that Jesus declared to be at hand.”

John Burgess, Feasting on the Word, Year A Vol. 1

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