Second Advent

Advent Season is a glorious celebration with the expectation of the coming King. In Sweden they celebrate Advent big time. The first Sunday of Advent people who you usually don’t see in church will be there. Tradition is to read Psalm 24.

The King is coming

The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it,
    the world, and all who live in it;

for he founded it on the seas and established it on the waters.

Who may ascend the mountain of the Lord?
    Who may stand in his holy place?

The one who has clean hands and a pure heart,
    who does not trust in an idol or swear by a false god.

They will receive blessing from the Lord
    and vindication from God their Savior.

Such is the generation of those who seek him,
    who seek your face, God of Jacob.

Lift up your heads, you gates;
be lifted up, you ancient doors,
    that the King of glory may come in.

Who is this King of glory?
    The Lord strong and mighty, the Lord mighty in battle.

Lift up your heads, you gates;
    lift them up, you ancient doors,
    that the King of glory may come in.

10 Who is he, this King of glory?
    The Lord Almighty— he is the King of glory.

This month in my program for the home I will be writing about our Home in Heaven. I was so blessed yesterday while studying the subject, reminding myself of Jesus promise to prepare for us a home. He went to His Father to prepare a place for us. And he promised, “I will come back!” (See John 14:1-3.)

In the last book of the Bible, in the last chapter of Revelation, three times Jesus speaks of his coming, with these hopeful words: “I am coming soon!” Alleluia!

All the years of our marriage, my husband and I followed the tradition on lighting candles the month of Advent. This morning my grandchildren lighted the second candle. I was with them last Sunday but could not be with them today, so I left my candle-holder. Joy bubbled over in my heart when I found this picture on Facebook,  with the children eating their breakfast with two candles burning. That means that there are still two Sundays left before Christmas.

Second Advent 2014

Christmas is a wonderful season to remind ourselves even more of the coming of the King. When the trumpet sounds, the dead in Christ arise, and we who are still here are caught up together with them in the sky to meet our Lord… it’s going to be unbelievable. Close your eyes and imagine that glorious day. Let the Holy Spirit warm your heart with the hope of and eternal celebration with The King.

Second Advent 

a wonderful reminder of the
Second Coming of Jesus!

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About kelund

My name is Kerstin Anderas-Lundquist. I was born in Sweden to Per & Brita Anderas, on March 6, 1946. In 1948 we left to begin a missionary life in Chile; in 1956 we moved on to Peru. On May 1, 1969 I married an all-Swedish guy from Karslkrona: Bengt Göran Emanuel Lundquist. God blessed us with two daughters: Eva-Marie Elizabeth and Ruth Carina. We served as missionaries in Peru and Bolivia. In 1988 we moved to the United States to work at Life Publishers in Miami, Florida. I was to assist in developing the line of Sunday School Curriculm in Spanish known as Vida Nueva. I live in Springfield, Missouri, and am retired from work at the Assemblies of God Headquarters. My husband and daughter Eva-Marie have been promoted to Heaven. Carina is married to Thom Cole and they have given me four gourgeous grandchildren, even five (teen-age John). I will be writing about my life, past and present, blended with visions for the future. My deepest desire is to spread the “seed of love”–inspiration to serve God and our neighbors with love and compassion.
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