“But we are citizens of heaven, where the Lord Jesus Christ lives. And we are eagerly waiting for him to return as our Savior.” ‭‭Philippians‬ ‭3:20‬ NLT

So far I’ve written about anticipation of and preparation for this Season. And maybe it’s because I like words, and I like the way that words work together, that I want to write about expectation tonight.

It seems I have an “ation” series going on right now.

Expectation is joyful confidence in God. Knowing that God will show up, that God will provide, that God will protect, that God will deliver.

Not just hoping that God will do these things, but expecting it. Being joyfully confident that God is able, more than able.

That is how we move towards this Season – with joyful confidence in God’s goodness; with expectation for the coming of the Messiah.

This Advent, may you be joyfully confident that God is on the move, that the Baby born in Bethlehem is still among us now, that our celebrations draw us closer to Him and transform us into his followers.

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