Come, thou long-expected Jesus, born to set thy people free.
From our fears and sins release us; let us find our rest in thee.
During a time of year when the pace of life becomes even more frenzied than usual, the season of Advent presents us with a unique opportunity. Long-Expected Jesus invites the people of God to spend four weeks slowing down, waiting patiently, and praying expectantly in anticipation of our coming Savior.
Designed to be used by individuals, families, or faith communities, this devotional begins with the first Sunday of Advent and contains a short reflection for every day through Christmas, offering a meaningful experience for all ages. The relatable, Lectionary-based meditations have been written by a variety of leaders, pastors, and storytellers, including Mark Fuller, Shawna Songer Gaines, Michael Palmer, Jeren Rowell, Carla Sunberg, and more. Be blessed and encouraged this Advent season as we gather in community to await the return of our Long-Expected Jesus.