In the Christian year, we're about to enter the season of Advent - and be reminded that we are still waiting for God to fulfill the all that has been promised in Jesus for us and for the world. That space of waiting reminds us that our posture should be aligned with that of Mary when she received the annunciation from the angel Gabriel: "may it be in me according to your will" (Luke 1:38)
My Advent prayer for myself, for The Initiative, and for each of you who reads these updates is that we will continue to yield ourselves and our structure to be formed and shaped according to God's good purpose and loving design.
Yours in Christ's Love,
From Mike Higgs -
Each Advent season, Terri and I become increasingly aware that the coming of the Christ child is not as much about “getting” salvation or blessings or life direction or other answered prayer, as important as those are. Advent – which is derived from the Latin words adventus (arrival) and advenire (to come) – is the arrival or coming of Immanuel, which as your Bible will tell you (Isaiah 7:14; Matthew 1:23), means “God with us.”