At Resurrection’s ADVENTure, the night starts out with a delicious dinner. This year we were fortunate to have Jodi Diekmann make salad, spaghetti, bread and desserts for all! After dinner, our family was able to make projects together, that are all focused on the Reason for the Season. This year we made an Advent wreath, a question cube, a sun-catcher of the nativity scene, a candy countdown with Bible verses to read each day, and a wall hanging where we add a favorite memory of Christmas or what we are grateful for each day until Christmas.
These projects are displayed in our house to remind us and our guests that Jesus truly is the Reason for the Season! This year there was a fun photo booth as well!
The night ended in the worship area, where we sang Christmas carols together, as well as heard some Bible verses from the Christmas story. Many of our Christmas decorations are from past ADVENTures, as each year there are different projects. If your family has not participated in ADVENTure, I highly recommend doing so! I’m grateful for the planning committee and for all of their contributions to make ADVENTure such a success!
ADVENTure reminds me of one of my favorite verses, Isaiah 9:6 – For unto us a child is born, to us a Son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Just think about these different names for the Messiah. When you’re confused, He’s your Wonderful Counselor. When you’re weak and fragile, He’s your Mighty God. When everything around you is changing and you need love, He’s your Everlasting Father. And when you’re anxious, He’s your Prince of Peace. Jesus meets our every need, and He’s truly the Reason for the Season. May we all shine His light brightly, so everyone knows this!