It’s not really a calendar. One of those things that
Using the calendar will take as much time as you invest in it. If you’re just using it alone, you can begin your day with it and a cup of coffee. Read what a fellow-LifeSpringer has written, read the text for the day, and give some thought about what you will do with that
If you talk about the day as a family it will take more time to allow for conversation and to decide if you will do one of the suggested activities. This will provide a good opportunity to teach your children about some important Christian ideas. Who wouldn’t want to do that?
Advent is an important season of the Christian year because of what it celebrates – anticipation of the coming of Christ. The first, and most obvious, time this time remembers is the birth of Jesus – the first coming. We call this Christmas or Incarnation.
Many of the Advent scriptures come from the Old Testament prophets and have an air of anticipation and hopefulness which is one of the major themes of Advent. These passages look forward to what we call the Second Coming when the redemption of Creation and mankind will be completed.
We hope that the Advent Calendar will cause you to dwell on these two major events: the First and the Second Comings of Jesus. Where would we be without the First one? How would we live without the hope of the Second one?
Enjoy your Calendar and think about Jesus.