Following the spring Lent Bible study, many of you wrote and asked, “Will you do one for Advent?”

I’m not sure if it was the 4th or the 14th or the 40th request that convinced me, but I have some exciting news.

But before we get to that…

If you thumb through Scripture, you can’t help but notice how waiting weaves itself into the fabric of history.

God waits.

Creation waits.

Humankind waits.

We wait for reconciliation and redemption, healing and wholeness.

For four hundred years, the prophets wait in silence for a syllable from God.

All heaven and humanity hold their breath for the arrival of Immanuel.

Deep in the fabric of our souls, we wonder, “How long must we wait?” Well, the answer…

The truth about waiting is God asks this question, too.

In Exodus 10:3, Moses and Aaron deliver this pressing question to Pharaoh:

“This is what the Lord, the God of the Hebrews, says: ‘How long will you refuse to humble yourself before Me? Let My people go, that they may serve Me.’”

God sends a baby boy in a basket to deliver the Israelites freedom.

God sends a baby boy in a barn to deliver us freedom.

God doesn’t just ask, “How long?”, He delivers the gift of freedom in person.

Your freedom arrives in a divine plan, a holy person, a sacred child. Immanuel.

You convinced me to spend late summer diving into the first two chapters of Matthew and Luke to create a special Advent devotional for you.

Along the way, I’ve discovered beautiful gems, fresh insights, and words that have prepared me to celebrate the arrival of Christ with wonder and joy.

I think you’ll treasure this Celebrate Wonder and Joy: 25 Daily Devotions for Advent and Christmas.

In Celebrate Wonder and Joy, you’ll discover:

– A Welcome Letter
– The Reading Plan
– Instructions on How to Use the Color Method
– 25 Daily Bible readings
– 25 Devotions
– 25 Sets of Discussion Questions
– Space to take notes and doodle and color around each day’s reading

This will be a short print run. We expect to sell out well before Christmas. If you’re looking for an Advent devotional or study for Christmas…

Pre-order your copy of Celebrate Wonder and Joy: 25 Daily Devotions for Advent and Christmas today. Ships October 15.

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