By now, you’ve most likely heard about the tragedy in Connecticut today. My heart breaks for those who have lost loved ones in this senseless act of violence. Moments like this confront us with the fallen nature of our world. Our world is truly broken and in need of redemption. Which is at the heart of Advent. With longing and expectation, we look forward to the coming of Christ…the one who came into this world to conquer sin and death (Romans 4:25). We look forward to and celebrate his birth, but we also look forward to his return. One day, Christ will return. He will wipe away every tear and make all things new. There will be no more pain and there will be no more death (Revelation 21:3-5). When we sing “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel” we sing in remembrance of his birth, but we also sing in invitation of his return.
Come Lord Jesus. Come.