The season of advent prepares us to understand the true meaning of our Saviour’s birth. Christ enters the human race as a vulnerable baby, born to lowly patents in an obscure town in a small occupied country, continues his life and ministry with minimal support from his own people, suffers and dies alone after a short three years in the public eye and then, contrary to all previous human experience, rises from the dead, preparing the way for us.
This humanity of Jesus changes the course of our destiny. At another level the spiritual birthing of Christ within each of us allows the risen Lord to be present in our world through us. His birth is certainly worth preparing for and celebrating at length.