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Hebrews 2:14-15

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It's been two weeks into the Advent season and I've really been enjoying going through the short devotionals that John Piper releases on his app - by spacing out my regular devotions and his short excerpts throughout my day I think it has made me more aware of Christ; though I do hope that I would continue to grow in longing and expectation for his (second) return. There were many lessons that stood out, but the devotional I read through on Friday stood out to me because it pushed me one step further to embrace and fully wrap my head around the Gospel all the more, linking a few more fragmented pieces to the entirety of the good news. "since therefore the children share in flesh and blood, he himself likewise partook of the same things, that through death he might destroy the one who has the power of death, that is the devil, and deliver all those who through fear of death were subject to lifelong slavery." - Hebrews 2:14-15 Piper uses and looks at these tw

Let Every Heart Prepare Him Room

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I've been singing this lyric for my entire life, and it wasn't until yesterday that I realized what it really meant.  I was reading an article on Advent , which is known as the season (the four Sundays) leading up to Christmas - a tradition like Lent that I never remember to practice because when it comes up, I'm not ready or I haven't given it much thought. This time also, it wasn't until it was mentioned at church this past Sunday that I began to give it more thought.  Advent means coming -  back then everyone was waiting for the Messiah to come, longing for the salvation that is Jesus Christ. But unfortunately, society has decided to step in and redefine what Christmas is, with red cups, tacky sweaters, reindeer, lights and lattes. In the midst of all that unfolds the second after midnight on Halloween is quite spectacular, an aisle of red and green appears at your local dollar store, Bublé and Mariah are heard in every radio station, elevator and shop