Advent comes from the Latin word, Adventus, meaning “arrival” or “coming.” Traditionally, Advent is the season devoted to anticipating the coming of Jesus Christ. Advent is not only a time to look back at the birth of Jesus about 2,000 years ago, but it’s also a time to look forward to His promised return.
Advent is a season observed by many different traditions in many different ways. Some orthodox churches celebrate a 40-day period, while others focus on a 25-day period. Many western churches count the days from the fourth Sunday prior to Christmas.
Drive Thru History Adventures is going to share its own Advent calendar with its members this year. Starting on Sunday, December 3rd, we will post a daily nugget for Advent. We will focus on scripture and apologetics related to the arrival of Jesus, and build a 23-day calendar towards Christmas Day on December 25th.
We are calling our daily post, “Adventus Adventures,” because it’s cool alliteration. Also, we figure Adventus must be some kind of ancient root word for “Adventures.” Yes, the Christmas season is filled with materialism and a number of pagan traditions, but Advent is a wonderful way to focus on Christ in your home.
We pray your family enjoys the Advent Season!