The Advent season is dear to Blood:Water because we know that a rescuer, the ultimate fixer of all that is broken in our world, came and comes again to redeem all that is wrong. And while His coming is cause to celebrate, it’s also an opportunity to ponder, to reposition our hearts toward waiting.
This year, we curated Advent readings designed to help set your mind and heart on the necessity of Christ; the hope, repair, and rescue His coming brings to our broken world and messy lives. We are excited to introduce this guide to you on the first Sunday of Advent and hope you’ll join us this season as we ponder and wait.
The God who made us, the God we’ve run from, the God we’ve disappointed and sinned against—that God came for us. Our eternal and limitless God came to us, stepped into the mess and chaos of earth, heart-set on our irrevocable rescue.
As we approach Christmas, let’s begin by reminding ourselves that we desperately need Him. Humanity could not save itself in the days of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob any more than we can save ourselves today. Let’s consider what our lives would be apart from Christ. Imagine your life lacking the Prince of Peace. Consider a life in which your righteousness and worthiness and salvation depended upon you alone.
The good news of Christ is that we are off the hook. He’s taken our sin, shame, and shortcomings. Now as we approach Advent, may we slow down to pause and be open to the miracles of this season.
“Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and will not be afraid; for the LORD GOD is my strength and my song, and he has become my salvation.” Isaiah 12:2 ESV
To accompany this book, a compilation of original recordings is available for free download. We invite you to download the complete Advent guide and recordings at bloodwaterstore.org/christmas.