As we approach the half way point in Advent, our focus remains on the Christ-child, that glorious day when God came to earth to make all things new.
I want to focus on one small part in the reading from the Book of Revelation, which is found in chapter 1, verse 8. Jesus says “I am the Alpha and Omega, the Beginning and the End,” says the Lord, who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty.” In the midst of waiting for the Child, we see in scripture that He always was. What a great thought!
While we shop, cook, decorate and get too busy, we try to fit in the Christ-child, and maybe go to church more often, and we look lovingly on the pictures of Jesus as a baby, but the passage from Revelation shows us He is, was and is to come, so in the midst of the waiting, He is already with us!
Imagine the people of His day, waiting for the promised Messiah, and He appears, angels singing His glory and new life God promised is upon them. We can have that joy, not just during Advent and Christmas, but every day, because He is with us, not just today, but as Scripture tells us, everyday, even until the end of time. Amen
Today’s Readings – Psalm 38, 119:25-48, Amos 8:1-14, Rev 1:17-2:7, Matt 23:1-12
Tom McCormick went to camp “back in the day” and is a volunteer and camp parent.