Advent: the story of moving from one side of Christmas to the other.
When Jesus came, He brought with Him the hope, peace, joy, and love of heaven. His birth and the life made it possible for us to have a new way of life.
But just because Jesus came all those years ago and changed the course of history, it doesn't always mean that it changes the course of our day, week, or month. Even though Jesus came and set God's plan into action, we are still waiting for everything to be made completely right.
We still need hope. We still need peace. We still need joy. We still need God's love. Desperately. Maybe especially at Christmas time.