Advent 2019 – Beginning a Year with Jesus

Advent is the beginning of the Christian year. And what better way to begin than entering a period of waiting, watching, listening, and preparing for the Messiah. It is prime time to establish new habits for it is a season we are most open and ready to receive.

And what a great gift we have to receive! The gift of grace through Jesus is what each person needs to not just survive in these days but to thrive. Jesus said that he came to give life abundantly. And we know that part of this abundance is not just for us but others.

So, let’s prepare our hearts for this high and holy season full of awe and wonder. And be prepared to share it with others too.

Published by Todd Nelson

I'm one of the pastors at First United Methodist Church in Lexington, Kentucky where I've served for the past thirteen years. The sub-title of this blog is "Grace is no accident" which happens to be the defining reality of my life. God's grace (gift) is the reason we have breath in our lungs and hope in our hearts.

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