You may have been like me, not growing up around the concept of Advent. Advent designates a period before Christmas when Christians prepare for the celebration of Jesus’ birth. If you choose to follow the traditional church calendar like we often do at CIL, Advent started on December 1 and culminates on Christmas Eve.
This organization of times extends our holiday. Advent prepares us for Christmas, which is celebrated for 12 days by the church, beginning on December 25. Christmas is a time of joy, wonder, awe, and feasting!
So, lean in with the rest of the world-wide church into this heavenly focus. This time is an invitation to connect with Jesus. At whatever point you want to acknowledge Advent, I think it will be good for your soul.
One way you may benefit from Advent is some additional Bible reading that revolves around Advent themes. Attached is a plan provided by CIL that you may find helpful.