ADVENT – OUR LORD COMES! The most ancient liturgical prayer “Come Lord Jesus” (maranatha) has a double meaning. It is a prayer for the coming of the Risen Christ into His gathered congregation and a prayer for His coming at the end of time.
ADVENT – OUR LORD COMES! The most ancient liturgical prayer “Come Lord Jesus” (maranatha) has a double meaning. It is a prayer for the coming of the Risen Christ into His gathered congregation and a prayer for His coming at the end of time. As the Church year begins this Advent season we prepare to celebrate Christ’s coming in the flesh and we rejoice in His present coming in Word and Sacrament to forgive us. He knows the condition of our hearts. He knows the mess of our sin. He knows the tears we shed in secret, the enemies that oppress us, the dark thoughts that depress us. That is why He comes! He comes with light and life and love from our Father in heaven. He comes not to punish our sins but to wipe them away. He comes to give us Himself, and thereby to prepare us for His Second Coming. As we gather for worship this Advent season, our hearts and voices rightly pray, “Come Lord Jesus”.

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