15 Dec How Then Should We Live?
19 On the evening of that day, the first day of the week, the doors being locked where the disciples were for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said to them, “Peace be with you.” 20 When he had said this, he showed them his hands and his side. Then the disciples were glad when they saw the Lord. 21 Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, even so I am sending you.” 22 And when he had said this, he breathed on them and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit.” John 20:19-22
In the season of Advent we anticipate and look forward to the second coming or arrival of Jesus. The question become then, what, as a follower of Jesus are we called to do until He returns? In the gospel of John Jesus declares, ‘As the Father has sent me, even so I am sending you.’ (John 20:21).
The wonder of Advent reminds us what we are sent to declare, that Jesus the messiah has come, and this is what we are sent to do, to declare that message with our actions and our words.
Take moment to worship Jesus for His coming into our world, for when we are moved by the first advent of Jesus it will inspire us to speak more of it.
If you have children:
Ask them who is someone that they know that needs to know that Jesus the messiah was sent into our world. Take a moment and pray for that person.