Sunday, 29 November 2015
Advent Word #1
As we journey through this season of Advent, I would like to offer us a 'daily word' to reflect on. The word for us today is the word 'Preparation.'
None of the greatest achievements of humanity would have happened if it weren't for adequate preparation. Take the following as simple examples:
- South Africa's world cup Rugby victories in 1995 and 2007. Both took loads of preparation.
- The D-Day invasions.
- Caesar crossing the Rubicon in 46 B.C.
- Luther's Reformation.
- The Incarnation of Jesus Christ.
There are thousands more examples like these, but the key point is that nothing happens unless there is a great deal of PREPARATION.
I am of the opinion that we need to PREPARE ourselves for the gift of Christmas. This is such a monumental occasion in our faith journey and we should prepare ourselves for all that comes with the birth of Jesus.
John 19:42 - "And so, because it was the day of preparation for the Jewish Passover and since the tomb was close at hand, they laid Jesus there."
Colin Powell - "There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure."
Living in Grace