Crash Course On The Meaning Of Advent
But when the fullness of time had come, God sent forth his Son, born of woman, born under the law, to redeem those who were under the law, so that we might receive adoption as sons. Galations 4:4-5
Even if you don’t usually observe Advent, there is a rich history to be learned from this tradition. “Advent” literally means, “come into” in Latin, just as Jesus came into the world. The season of Advent is one of waiting, and hopeful expectation. It is a yearly reminder for the Church that Israel waited and waited for a savior to come, and He did, at the proper time. We too, are waiting for the second Advent, the second coming of Christ.