Who, and what, are coming?

Luke 21:25-36 (Jeremiah 33:14-16, Psalm 25:1-10)

So, here we are at the beginning of a season leading up to Christmas, and the coming of the Christ Child. The word advent comes from the Latin ad-venire, which means “to come to.” But, the season begins with a very particular “coming” – not the incarnation (God coming to us in human flesh in the baby Jesus); and not the coming of Jesus into our hearts of which Bernard of Clairvaux (d.1153) wrote. This coming is the Second Coming, at the “end” – a coming that is theologically described as the Parousia (Parousia is the Greek translation of advent).



God Pause

from Luther Seminary