Read: Jesus Storybook Bible 170-175 or Malachi 1, 3, and 4 Think: “Get Ready!” is the slogan of Advent. It is a time of preparation, or reflection, of longing for Christ to come. We look back to his birth and forward to his second coming. God’s people waited a long time for the Messiah to appear on the scene. After Malachi prophesied, there wasn’t a single word from God until Jesus showed up...400 years later. Take some time and reflect on your need for Jesus today. How is he showing up in your life? How has his love for you shaped the way you live? Pray: For a daily dependence upon God and his grace and love found in Jesus.