When the risen Jesus came upon two of his followers on the road to Emmaus, they did not recognize him at first.  As they walked, Luke 24:27 tells us that “beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, he interpreted to them in all the Scriptures the things concerning himself.”

All of Scripture speaks to God’s plan of redemption through Jesus. 

Advent is a time where we read many of the prophecies of and fulfilled by Jesus.  We prepare for his coming and we try to make more room for him in our lives.  The devotional readings may be familiar advent passages, some may be unknown, but all of them point to Jesus. 

The questions are a mix of personal responses, interpretation and conversation starters.  Reflect on the questions that work for you.  You may not find the time or use for these, but I would encourage you to ask the two questions that are helpful for any passage: What does it say about God? What does it say about man?

The main point of devotions is not how long you take or how much you write or read, but the attitude of your heart.  Read the passages that interest you, ask the questions that help you engage, invite the Holy Spirit to guide you.  Celebrate Advent and make room for Jesus.