Every year, covenant partners of Westminster write a scripture meditation for each day of Advent, which begins December 3rd. You can view or download this year's devotional: Come, Lord Jesus
Here is Pastor Owen's preface:
“He who testifies to these things says, “Yes, I am coming soon.”
“Amen. Come, Lord Jesus.”
The grace of the Lord Jesus be with God’s people. Amen.
Welcome to the season of Advent. The church calendar always begins with this season and its theme of waiting for the Lord’s coming. It is a season when we identify with God’s people in the Old Testament who waited for thousands of years for the Messiah to come. It is astounding to me how so many people waited for so long and most never saw the Messiah in person. We also identify as those who await the Lord’s second coming. Acknowledging the state of our chaotic world and our broken lives today, our theme for this Advent is “Come, Lord Jesus.”
These words are taken from the final two verses of the Bible when the Risen Lord Jesus promises His people that He is coming back. Our calling “Come, Lord Jesus” is our response of faith in His promise.
Advent is a season of preparation for the Lord’s coming. Many of us might think of the whole season as a quiet incarnate version of “Silent Night.” Others might experience Advent as a boisterous living of “Joy to the World” for four weeks. Scott Bullock writes that Advent is “a focused but noisy affair, but noisy in the sense of the Hebrew word “Rua” from Psalm 100 fame: “make a joyful noise (Rua)” in preparation for the coming of God.”
Whether you experience this season with more quiet meditation or joyful noise of preparation we invite you to join us on this journey together as we prepare to celebrate Christ’s birth and as we anticipate His return. Each of these devotions is based on a passage of Scripture. It is an enriching daily habit to open our Bibles and read the full passage for each day and then to read the devotion that accompanies it and offer a prayer to God. You can do this by yourself or with your household. May it be a rich season of preparing our hearts together.
Together we pray in this season and always, “Come, Lord Jesus.”