“For a child has been born for us,
a son given to us;
authority rests upon his shoulders;
and he is named Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace…”
The season of Advent is a time of hope, waiting, preparation and promise. This resource explores these themes through the stories of four figures each rooted in the prophetic tradition: Malachi, Mary, Rachel and Simeon and is suitable for both personal reflection and group study.
What child is this? and what does his advent mean? This is the long-awaited Christ whose coming is the ultimate expression of God’s love for the world. A world which he would turn upside-down.