Beloved, I encourage you to get an Advent devotional and read through it each day with your family or by yourself if you are not married. Let us meditate upon the love of God in sending His only Son to redeem us!
Here are my recommendations:
I) COME THOU LONG EXPECTED JESUS edited by Nancie Guthrie
Big idea: This is a collection of sermon and book excerpts both current and from church history that will help you say, “Come thou long expected Jesus.” I personally read this devotional every year leading up to Christmas. I treasure Nancie Guthrie’s books that she has edited.
((There is a book like this for the Good Friday and Easter season as well. It is called “Jesus, Keep Me Near the Cross” and it specifically made me weep when I read an excerpt by Charles Spurgeon, “Then did they spit in his face.”))
II) LOVE CAME DOWN AT CHRISTMAS by Sinclair Ferguson
Big idea: “This Advent devotional contains 24 daily readings from 1 Corinthians 13. Sinclair B Ferguson brings the rich theology of the incarnation to life with his trademark warmth and clarity. We’ll see what “love” looked like in the life of Christ and be challenged to love like him.”
III) THE CHRISTMAS WE DIDN’T EXPECT by David Mathis
Big idea: “No Advent calendars for sale this Christmas can offer what lies behind the windows David Mathis opens in The Christmas We Didn’t Expect. True to its title, it is full of surprises. So, buy it, and carefully unwrap each Advent treat (no more than one a day, or you may spoil your appetite). Then let it melt slowly on your spiritual taste buds and enjoy what Isaiah (the Christmas prophet) called ‘rich food.’” — Sinclair Ferguson
In Christ alone,