This Sunday is the first in Advent; on this day when we’ve seen scenes of people fighting to get their Black Friday bargains let us remind ourselves what this season is really about.

Advent is the season when we look forward to the coming of the Saviour King, not as a Conquering Warrior, not as a Great Politician, but as a baby.

Behold the star of Bethlehem
The World of God has become flesh
Unto us a child is born
The Saviour of this broken world

 

Oh hear the angel voices
Sing come let us adore Him
Peace has come for our King is with us

 

Fully God and fully man
He comes for all with open hands
He rules with love on David’s throne
All praise belongs to Christ alone