Advent-urous

23 Dec

I was looking up the word adventurous in my favorite dictionary (Noah Webster’s 1828 American Dictionary of the English Language) and it’s related to the word advent which means “to come to.”  Jesus came to earth for us.  I love this poem I found this morning about the Advent of Christ:

Light looked down and beheld Darkness.

“Thither will I go,” said Light.

Peace looked down and beheld War.

“Thither will I go,” said Peace.

Love looked down and beheld Hatred.

“Thither will I go,” said Love.

So came Light and shone.

So came Peace and gave rest.

So came Love and brought life.

And the Word was made flesh and dwelt among us. ~ L. Houseman

One of the definitions of adventure is “an enterprise of hazard; a bold undertaking, in which hazards are to be encountered, and the issue is staked upon unforeseen events.”  The best adventure we can have is to whole-heartedly follow Jesus.  It’s advent-urous because we don’t know what’s ahead,  but thankfully HE DOES.

The Word became flesh
and took up residence among us.
We observed His glory,
the glory as the One and Only Son from the Father,
full of grace and truth. John 1:14 HCSB

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