As we begin Advent, let us remember all that it means to us as Christians. The birth of Jesus has so many meanings, but there are a few that are central to us. The first is hope.
Prior to the birth of Jesus, we walked in darkness. We had no hope. The prophets of old told of Jesus' birth and what he will do in our lives. We were given a great gift of hope when the light came into this world of darkness and wickedness.