Advent Calendar 2017 — (Part 2 of 2)

These days, you can get advent calendars for almost anything. But here at Decibel, we wanted to countdown to the very special celebration of Christmas with a series of meaningful reminders.

Two millennia ago, God sent His Son as a baby to the earth we call home, and as clickbait titles go: You won’t believe what happens next.

If you haven’t been following our advent calendar on Facebook or Instagram, here is the second half of our 2017 Advent!

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Day 14

Day 15

Day 16

Day 17

Day 18

Day 19

Think frankincense, and aromatherapy comes to mind. But did you know that this essential oil was also one of the wise men’s gifts to baby Jesus? Its sweet fragrance speaks of Jesus’ amazing life on earth: How He went about healing the sick, feeding the hungry, loving society’s outcasts, even delivering the demon-possessed from their afflictions!⠀ ⠀ And just as essential oils release their fragrance best via a flame’s heat, possibly the most excellent (fragrant) thing Jesus did was to bear the fires of God’s judgment for us on the cross. Best of all, our lives emit that very same fragrance as we read about Jesus’ life in His Word and allow Him to transform us into His image (check out 2 Cor 3:18; 2 Cor 2:15, NLT).⠀ ⠀ Will you get to know Him a little more today? 🙌 ⠀ #decibeladventcal17

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Day 20

You might be thinking, what exactly is myrrh? Stay with us, for there’s a beautiful significance in this gift from the wise men to baby Jesus.⠀ ⠀ It’s a reddish, fragrant gum resin that’s used in perfume and medicine, and is extracted by making incisions into the myrrh tree. The way it drips slowly—like a teardrop—symbolizes how Jesus wept and bled for us when He died on the cross for our sins. “Myrrh” also comes from the Hebrew word marar, which means “bitter”—symbolizing the bitter suffering that Jesus went through, because of love. He was also buried in myrrh and spices, before rising again on the third day—to an eternity of relationship with us.⠀ ⠀ If you’re gifting myrrh essential oils or perfumes to anyone this Christmas, don’t forget to share these precious truths with them too 🙂 #decibeladventcal17

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Day 22

Ever wondered what it means for Jesus to be called “Wonderful” in Isaiah 9:6? If you look up the word in the original Hebrew, you’ll see that it actually means “miracle.”⠀ ⠀ Indeed, Jesus performed many miracles recorded in His Word: Be it multiplying five loaves and two fish to feed nearly 20,000 people (the 5,000 mentioned in the Bible didn't include women and children!), stilling a violent storm with a word, or even raising a girl from the dead. And because Jesus is the same yesterday, today and forever, He’s still in the business of working miracles in your life.⠀ ⠀ So if you’re facing a chronic condition, broken relationship, or overwhelming demands at work today, will you bring it to your miracle worker? For what is impossible with man is possible with Him (see Luke 18:27). 💥 #decibeladventcal17

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Day 23

If you’ve ever sung the song where Jesus is called the Prince of Peace (@hillsongunited here’s looking at you. We totally LOVE this song), this is what it means for you.⠀ ⠀ Jesus was the only baby born to die, and of ALL things He could’ve told His disciples on the night He died for our sins, He said, “Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.” (John 14:27) As believers, we have His very same peace which doesn’t disappear when things get tough, because it’s founded upon Jesus’ giving us the Holy Spirit, our Helper who’ll guide us in all affairs of life (check out the verse before!).⠀ ⠀ May you find rest in that today. #decibeladventcal17

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Day 24

Hey folks, it’s ALREADY Christmas Eve!!⠀ ⠀ What a ride this advent countdown has been. Over the last 23 days, we’ve talked about so many amazing aspects of our Lord Jesus and what it means for us. AND the best part is: If God did not spare His only Son but freely delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not, WITH JESUS, freely give us all things? (Rom 8:32) All things includes good health. Great relationships. Being financially provided for. Having abundant joy. Walking out your calling in Him.⠀ ⠀ It doesn’t mean that life will be trouble-free, but it does mean that as you spend time with the Lord (talking with Him, reading His Word, singing that worship song), just enjoying your relationship with Him, you’ll find yourself stepping more and more into His abundant life.⠀ ⠀ We’ve got one more special video coming up tomorrow on Christmas Day! If you enjoyed our Advent Cal, follow us for more great content like this. 🎉 #decibeladventcal17

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Check Out More:

Advent Calendar 2017 (Part 1)
Jesus Is The Reason (Christmas 2017 video)

Editor and creative director. Lizzy’s background is in filmmaking and design. She is obsessed with good typography and visual balance. Her favourite hobby is hoarding blank page notebooks and calligraphy tools.

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Advent Calendar 2017 — (Part 1 of 2)

Jesus Is The Reason For The Season