Sunday, December 1, 2019

Advent: Seeking Christ

My absence from my space here has been long. I am working on being more consistent here—especially now that I have completed school (for now!). I am looking into a doctoral program but have not decided which one yet; but  I hope to begin in January. I have also given this corner of mine a new name: Theologos: which means ‘the Theologian’ or ‘the Word of God,’ in my case, it is one who speaks of God and His divine nature.

Advent is upon us and normally I would write to you about how I don’t enjoy the holiday season. It is a hard season for me. However, I have decided that if I want to enjoy this time of year instead of being unhappy, I need to make the decision to enjoy the season. I need to seek Joy. Joy is not just something that just happens like a thunderbolt from the heavens. Joy is a decision. I must discipline myself to seek the holy and the glory of the season. While I wait for Christ I will seek hard after Him; leaving the commercialism, stress, and anxiety behind.


I would like to do a few different things during this Advent season here on Theologos: I want to write about the incarnation—the Word made flesh—and how He came to a manager in the stillness and darkness of Bethlehem to be the Light to dispel that darkness. I will also write about the Names of God and the attributes prophesied concerning Christ.

I am also going to read a chapter of the gospel of Luke every night leading up to Christmas Eve. Luke’s gospel account has twenty-four chapters one for each night of Advent. Will you read along with me? I will post a reminder each day along with a few insights as to what touches my heart in each chapter of this beautiful, glorious story of the Christ child.

I pray that this Advent season is mysterious and wonderful for you. I pray the glory of God, and the Light of Christ brightens this Christmas season and helps restore the wonder of God’s love for a lost, dark world.

He rules the world with truth and grace
And makes the nations prove
The light of His righteousness
And wonders of His love
And wonders of His love
And wonders of His love
And wonders, wonders, of His love
And wonders, wonders, of His love[1]

Read with me: 

[1] Isaac Watts, Joy To The World, Published 1911


  1. Thank you, Piper, for this beautiful Advent post. I grew up celebrating Advent and still enjoy sharing this preparation-process today . . . and introducing my granddaughters to this beautiful ceremony of "getting ready" for the King.

  2. Thanks Connie for commenting. I love and miss the liturgy from my childhood as well. That is why I try to recognize the seasons like this. In His Grace, Piper