December 3, 2023 – First Sunday in Advent

Waiting for Christ

Welcome to the season of waiting! Not only is Advent a period of preparation for Jesus’ first coming at Christmas, but this sacred season readies our hearts for Jesus’ ultimate coming: when He, as King of kings and Lord of lords, returns in power on the Last Day, when every knee will bow before Him and every eye will see Him as the One who reigns in sovereign majesty over all things. Until the arrival of that glorious Day, we wait for Him in confident faith, strengthened by His Word and Supper, trusting that He has redeemed us by His cross and resurrection. With the expectant people of old, may our worship together lead us to say: “Our soul waits for the LORD; He is our help and our shield.” (Psalm 33:20).