In Heaven on Earth: The Gifts of Christ in the Divine Service, Arthur Just writes, “God does not need our worship, praise, or service. But we do need His service, His presence, and His gifts of forgiveness, life, and salvation. Whatever praise we give to God, whatever honor is due His name, is our response to God’s service to us.” Dr. Just goes on to explain the importance of the Divine Service and how the liturgy is thoroughly rooted in Scripture. In the following excerpt, he describes the theological overtones in the season of Advent.
The tension between the now and the not yet is one of the great themes of the Advent season. On one hand, we prepare for the Christ’s coming in Bethlehem. [Read more…] about Advent: The Tension between the Now and the Not Yet