Why is the season of Advent is a special time to recognize the anticipated arrival of the Lord Jesus? The festivities and family traditions of Christmas serve a purpose, but cannot match the hope God grants us through the coming of Christ. Micah addresses the underlying message of comfort that arrives on the first Christmas.
Also in this episode:
- Why is Advent a celebrated season given that Jesus’ birthday is not specified in the Bible?
- What is God’s message to those who suffer?
- What lessons did God teach Micah with the passing of his father?
- How can churches remember the sufferings of their parishioners during Christmas?
- Scripture of the Day: Isaiah 40:1-5
Comfort, comfort my people, says your God.
Speak tenderly to Jerusalem,
and cry to her
that her warfare[a] is ended,
that her iniquity is pardoned,
that she has received from the Lord‘s hand
double for all her sins.
A voice cries:
“In the wilderness prepare the way of the Lord;
make straight in the desert a highway for our God.
Every valley shall be lifted up,
and every mountain and hill be made low;
the uneven ground shall become level,
and the rough places a plain.
And the glory of the Lord shall be revealed,
and all flesh shall see it together,
for the mouth of the Lord has spoken.”