In this sermon, Pastor Wayne reflects on the true meaning of Advent/Christmas amidst the bustling holiday activities. While society celebrates with lights, decorations, and gift shopping, the church is reminded that Advent/Christmas is also a season of shadows, where darkness and struggles intensify. Drawing from Mark 13, Pastor Wayne emphasizes Jesus’ preparation of his disciples for difficult times, cautioning them about various challenges. However, the central message is one of hope – the assurance that Jesus has come, is continually coming, and will come again. The certainty of Christ’s arrival dispels the shadows and offers a greater reality to those facing hardships. Pastor Wayne encourages believers to watch, not in fear, but with joy and anticipation, understanding that Jesus is the light that overcomes all darkness. He concludes with a call to embrace the true essence of Advent/Christmas, where the focus is on the God who comes to bring peace, favor, and salvation amid life’s shadows.