Advent – The Church, Christ’s Bride, in Waiting

Joseph Dream ~Rembrandt~

Joseph Dream
~Rembrandt~

“When the fullness of time had come, God sent forth His Son.” – Galatians 4:4

Jesus is the long awaited hope to a dark and sinful world.

“Our Savior, speaking of the union of the branch with the vine, said, ‘These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full’ – John 15:11. And the Beloved Disciple, writing of Him who ‘was from the beginning,’ who ‘was with the Father, and was manifested unto us’ – 1 John 1:1-2, in order that we might share the fellowship that He enjoyed, also said, ‘These things write we unto you, that your joy may be full’ 1 John 1:4.

Union with Christ and abiding in Christ: what don’t they secure? Peace, perfect peace; rest, constant rest; answers to all our prayers; victory over all our foes; pure, holy living; ever increasing fruitfulness – all of these are the glad outcome of abiding in Christ.” – Hudson Taylor

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