This is the season of advent. It’s much bigger than just Christmas day. It’s an entire season that is all about anticipating the birth of Christ. It’s about longing for and desiring that which is yet to come – that which is here, but not yet. We recognize that all is not as it should be. There is an ache in our hearts. We long for the day when Jesus will come again to set things in order and restore peace to our broken world just as he came two thousand years ago to announce the coming of his kingdom. Advent is about restoring hope to our world. It invades the dark, despairing corridors of our hearts with the message that God has not abandoned the world. He will not leave us forsaken. Join us this advent season as we open our hearts wide to hope in Christ’s return – even as he has already come.