App DescriptionAdvent 2012 by Biblica
Waiting for God: Judgment and Hope in the Prophet Isaiah
Advent means â€ścoming.â€ť It is a season to prepare for the celebration of the coming of the Messiah, the birth of Jesus of Nazareth. In the time before Jesus was born, Godâ€™s people were in exileâ€”slaves of the Roman Empire. They were suffering greatly, but they still longed for the appearance of the Lordâ€™s Anointed to save them. The season of Advent takes this tone of exile. Thus it is a season characterized by both repentance and hope. There is a need for facing up to what is wrongâ€”in us and in our world. But there is also reason for expectant waitingâ€”knowing that God will act to save.
We invite you to enter into this unique season of preparation for the coming of the Promised One. There is no better way to do this than to immerse ourselves in Godâ€™s own revelationâ€”the Bible. These Scriptures from the prophet Isaiah will help us to enter into Israelâ€™s own exile experience. The daily readings, which include a prayer, will cover the four Sundays in Advent and all the days between, from December 2â€“23.
One way to deeply engage Godâ€™s word during this season is to read through the entire book of Isaiah in one sitting sometime during Advent (set aside an afternoon).
Reading together, we will come to recognize the great need for God's salvation, but we will also find the words to articulate our hope for this coming redemption.
November 20, 2012 Initial Release