For centuries God prepared people for the coming of His Son. The prophets had prophesied that there was coming a day when God would send a Savior who would rescue the world from their sin. Christmas is the time that we celebrate the fulfillment of God’s promise, the promise that He would provide a way for us to fellowship with Him.
Advent is the season leading up to Christmas. It begins four Sundays before December 25. The word advent means "coming". So for the next few weeks we'll be looking at and remembering the thousands of years God’s people were anticipating and longing for the coming of Jesus—God’s salvation. Let's begin our Advent season today by looking at the prophecy of the birth of Jesus Christ.