It just doesn’t work to start in the middle of a story. You can’t walk into a movie theater halfway
through the featured film and make sense of what you’re watching. There will be conversations and decisions and reactions that make no sense to you because you missed the beginning of the movie.
In the same way, you can’t start the Christmas story with the baby in the manger in Bethlehem.
If you do, you will miss key elements of the narrative that make all the difference in your understanding. This resource, from Paul David Tripp, includes four short Advent devotionals, accompanied by Reflection Questions.