Advent is a time of waiting, watching, listening. A time of anticipating, renewal, and wonder. Advent means ‘coming’ – Christ coming as a baby for us, His coming in our hearts today, and His coming again in power and glory.

As we read the biblical narratives, we see many faces expressing different hopes and implications of this gospel story – Emmanuel – “God with us”. May we see each other and the face of God more clearly this Christmas.