A word for the year is a trend the last couple of years, but I’m jumping in this time. This word has stuck out to me and resonated in my heart—compelling me to look it up and truly understand the meaning. My word for 2016 is Abide.
Abide – verb (used without object) – to remain; continue; stay; dwell.
A post I read recently on She Reads Truth, the site I use to supplement my bible reading, beautifully put into words what is on my heart:
I’m going to be completely honest here, I had no idea what Advent was until I started seeing it all over Instagram in the past month. There are so many photos of Advent calendars, Christmas decor and Bible reading plans. So, if you are like me and don’t know what Advent is, here is a little explanation.
The word “Advent” is from the Latin adventus, which means “coming.” The definition of Advent, according to Dictionary.com, is:
- the coming of Christ into the world.
- the period beginning four Sundays before Christmas, observed in commemoration of the coming of Christ intothe world.
- the Second Coming of Christ.
This definition examines the three things that we should focus on during this season—the birth or coming of Christ at Christmas, the coming of Christ today in our everyday lives, and Christ’s second coming on Judgement Day.