Advent and Family

Updated: Dec 21, 2020

Last night I got a text from my sweet daughter in law, showing me her new Advent calendar and journal. Today I wondered, "How are Advent and family related?" In other words, what do they have to do with each other? "Everything!" I thought. "Salvation started in - was birthed through, family." My thoughts continued. I heard a preacher say, “Once you've left the concept of family, you've left the concept of [the] kingdom [of God.]” So, I continued to stew on this notion. I thought of Acts 16:31 "They answered, "Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved--you and your family." (Good News Translation)


Then I connected it all with 2 Timothy 1:6-7 "Therefore I remind you to stir up the gift of faith in God which is in you through the laying on of hands. 7. For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind."


Wow! I landed here: How amazing it is to share in Advent with your family!


I encourage everyone to begin today sharing your Advent inspirations with members of your family via text, email, over coffee, online cards, video calls - whatever suits you. If there has ever been a time when we needed to encourage each other, stay connected as family, and stir up our faith in God, it's this Christmas season!


Love to all,

Jill


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