“Coming” or “Arrival”
During Advent, the Church turns its gaze toward the first and second comings of Jesus Christ. This season is an opportunity for Christians to prepare themselves for Christmas through longing and a renewed desire for God's rule in the midst of everyday life. Advent practices of prayer and repentance look back to remember the faithfulness of God revealed through the birth of Jesus, and forward to, “...the blessed hope of His glorious appearing." The story of our redemption starts with waiting and expectation.
"The presence of the Triune God among his people in this age truly is an adventus, a coming presence, a presence in absence and absence in presence."
― from Michael Horton "Introducing Covenant Theology"