We typically change things around a bit for school in December to focus more on Advent activities and ministry stuff. This year we've linked our Advent devotions to our school day so we can really dig in and soak up the good things that God has revealed to humanity since the beginning of time.....the coming of a Savior!
The basic meaning of Advent: The foretelling of the coming of Jesus Christ through over 300 distinct predictions more than five centuries in advance!! These prophesies are unique to all history.
"The ancient world had many different devices for determining the future, known as divination, but not in the entire gamut of Greek and Latin literature can we find any real specific prophecy of a |Savior to arise in the human race.....Mohammedism cannot point to any prophecies of the coming of Mohammed uttered hundreds of years before his birth. Neither can the founders of any cult in this country rightly identify any ancient text specifically foretelling their appearance." Wilbur Smith
As we go through each day studying the prophesies (our devotional book only covers 18) we will be creating a giant Advent calendar on our wall. (Replacing the giant Fruit of the Spirit tree we had before...we needed something less summery and more Christmasy) By the end of the month our entire wall will be covered! Here's a sneak peak of what we're creating:
(Update: Here's where we stopped since I felt like barfing my guts out all day, lol, we studied up to 16)