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Advent is here upon and with us and with that our collective Christian consciousness is awakened to the urgency of Jesus' impending arrival. Our theme this year is "Out of Time." This theme reminds us that while we may be bound by the constraints of time, God exists beyond it entirely. In this blog post, we will explore the significance of Advent and how it invites us to embrace the timeless message of hope, love, and redemption that Christ brings.


  1. The Treasure of Christ's Birth:

Advent reminds us of the precious gift we received through Christ's birth. In a world where time seems to slip away, the birth of Jesus offers us an eternal treasure. It is a reminder that God entered human time to dwell with us, bridging the gap between the finite and the infinite. As we prepare our hearts for Christmas, let us treasure the timeless significance of Christ's birth and the hope it brings to a weary world.


  1. Embracing God's Timing:

The Revised Common Lectionary texts during Advent often explore the concept of time and God's timing. It reminds us that God's ways are not bound by our human understanding of time. The gospel readings may seem chronologically disorienting, but they serve as a reminder that God's plans unfold according to God's perfect timing. As we journey through the Advent season, let us embrace God's timing in our lives, trusting that God is working all things together for our good.


  1. Breaking the Chains of Time:

In a world consumed by busyness and the ticking of the clock, Advent calls us to break free from the chains of time. It invites us to pause, reflect, and seek God's presence in our daily lives. By intentionally carving out moments of stillness and silence, we can experience a deeper connection with the timeless God who transcends time. Let us use this Advent season as an opportunity to break free from the constraints of time and immerse ourselves in the eternal truths of the Gospel.


  1. Sharing the Timeless Message:

As followers of Christ, we are called to share the timeless message of hope, love, and redemption with others. Advent provides us with a unique opportunity to invite those around us to step out of time and encounter the life-transforming power of Jesus Christ. Through acts of kindness, words of encouragement, and sharing the Good News, we can be vessels of God's timeless love in a world that is desperate for a message of hope.


The Advent season is a time of anticipation and reflection. The theme of "Out of Time" reminds us that while we may be running out of time, God is outside of time entirely. As we journey through Advent, my hope is that we will treasure the gift of Christ's birth, embrace God's timing, break free from the constraints of time, and share the timeless message of hope with others. May this Advent season be a time of renewed faith, deep reflection, and joyful anticipation as we prepare to celebrate the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ.