Advent is a season of preparation for the Coming One. We look forward to Christ coming in three ways: We prepare to remember His coming in history, at Christmas; we celebrate His coming to us in through His Word and Sacraments in the present; and we continue to look for His return, His coming, at the end of time when He will come to take us to be with Himself forever.
“The true Light, which enlightens everyone, was coming into the world.” (John 1:9)
“I know that Messiah is coming (he who is called Christ). When he comes, he will tell us all things.” (John 4:25)
“Are you the one who is to come, or shall we look for another?” (Matthew 11:3)
"Hosanna to the Son of David! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord! Hosanna in the highest!” (Matthew 21:9)