The Circle of Life?
Time does move in cycles. Our entire culture celebrates January 1st as the beginning of 2018, but where do we get that number (2018)? Wow! All of planet Earth marks time by the coming of Jesus—history before Jesus and history after Jesus was born. It has been two thousand and (approximately—they goofed slightly) eighteen years since Jesus was born. So our Christian influence is still VERY powerful. Yes, time does move in cycles, but instead of a circle of life (Lion King) it is actually a spiral of life! That doesn’t make for a great lyric, but a spiral is moving outward, moving toward a purpose. God has a goal in mind and, as we move into another season in our cycle, we move closer to the next age—the return of Christ and a New Heaven — a New Earth. So we must cycle along into another Advent and Christmas, but each year moves us forward into God’s future.
GET READY — JESUS IS COMING!