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Advent is a season of expectation, anticipation and preparation, a time for Christians to both celebrate Jesus' birth and ready themselves for his Second Coming. For 2013, Advent began on Sunday, December 1 and continues until Christmas Eve, December 24th.
To celebrate the season, scores of authors, bloggers and Christian organizations offer Advent devotionals to help Christians the world over set their hearts on the baby Emmanuel as well as the Conquering King. We've gathered these devotionals below in an epic list to help you and your family find a resource that will deepen your wonder at the gift we've been given this Christmas.
I’ve been reminded lately how sweet it is to just sit and talk with my Heavenly Father. I have felt His comforting presence through my struggles. I’ve felt Him gently nudge me in certain ways. I’ve felt Him tug at my heart. Those times are so precious!
It hasn’t always been that way.
In fact, quite recently, I’ve had times where I had decided I wasn’t talking to God (I know … you’re impressed by my superhuman level of maturity). The truth is I was angry at God for not coming through on a specific prayer request. And it was a BIG deal.
I’ve had a couple moments like that in my life, and those moments are there to remind me that God doesn’t work in ways that are congruent with some of the teachings I’ve been handed throughout my life.
So, I wrestled with God. I pointed my arrogant finger at the heavens. I cried tears of regret and depression. It was an ugly cry. I’m glad you weren’t there to see it.