“Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think.” —Ephesians 3:20 (NLT)
The word advent means coming or arrival. When referring to Jesus’ arrival, however, advent takes on a special meaning, representing both God’s incarnation into the world and Christ’s future return. Advent immerses us in this tension—the already and the not yet of God’s Kingdom.
Just as Jesus’ journey continues from Bethlehem, so our journey with Jesus continues and evolves. In this fourth and final week of Advent, we look ahead—leaning into the journey beyond the manger. As we trace the path of Jesus on the road to His public ministry, death and resurrection, we encounter those who celebrated, honored and welcomed Him.
The prophets of the Old Testament trusted in God’s promises, eagerly awaiting the One who would redeem and restore Israel. God’s prophetic witness continues today in the pages of our lives, as we too wait with expectation for Christ’s triumphant return.
Dutch priest, author and theologian Henri Nouwen once said,
“We are your people, walking in darkness, yet seeking the light.
To you we say, ‘Come, Lord Jesus!'”
The journey beyond Bethlehem includes each of us! Frontier Fellowship’s staff—along with our church partners and global partners—are just some of the myriad voices speaking the prophetic, hope-filled truth about Jesus.
As we watch and wait for the second coming of Christ, we remember that more than two billion people today do not know yet about His first coming. How can you participate in making God’s Kingdom known among least-reached peoples worldwide?