“Return to the Lord, your God, for he is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love; and he relents over disaster.” Joel 2:13
If you’ve been “away” from the Lord, too busy to listen to His Word, preoccupied with your own doubts and fears, take heart. God’s promise remains true. He’s like the Father of the Prodigal son who runs to meet his undeserving son and lavishes his love and acceptance upon him. God’s shows His lavishness and great faithfulness to you on a wooden cross where His only Son was hung to die. Advent is the prequel to Christmas when we take time to realize that we celebrate Christmas because we cannot save ourselves from God’s anger. He who hates sin and cannot bear it really DID bear it all on the cross. Jesus’ cross bearing was for our sake. He was raised for our sake! And He lives and reigns at the Father’s right hand. One day all who confess Jesus as their Lord will also be where He is–to live eternally.
If you have never peeked inside a Bible–open one up and read from the book of John written by one who knew Jesus very well. You’ll see what the Advent ‘reveal’ is all about. God bless you!