Advent - Peace
For years the church has anticipated the birth of Jesus during the season of Advent. During the second week of Advent we wait for the PEACE that comes with the birth of Jesus. Jesus arrived after a period of 400 years of silence, confusion, and waiting for the Jewish people. Although, Rome was in the midst of 27 years without war known as the Pax Romana, there was only peace for the Jewish people if they submitted to the rule and subjugation of Rome. Into the midst of this unsettling time Jesus brought the peace of God being close to his people by humbly entering into the frailty and suffering of this world.