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[REBLOGGED from Utah Lutheran by Rev. Bror Erickson]
Jeremiah 23:5-8 (ESV)
“Behold, the days are coming, declares the Lord, when I will raise up for David a righteous Branch, and he shall reign as king and deal wisely, and shall execute justice and righteousness in the land.  In his days Judah will be saved, and Israel will dwell securely. And this is the name by which he will be called: ‘The Lord is our righteousness.’
 “Therefore, behold, the days are coming, declares the Lord, when they shall no longer say, ‘As the Lord lives who brought up the people of Israel out of the land of Egypt,’  but ‘As the Lord lives who brought up and led the offspring of the house of Israel out of the north country and out of all the countries where he had driven them.’ Then they shall dwell in their own land.”
Behold the days are coming, This really is what advent is about. The coming days. Days of expectation. Days of waiting for His arrival, the arrival of our Lord, the arrival of our righteousness. The word Advent actually means arrival, the appearance, the manifestation. Israel used to remember the Passover and the forty years of wandering in the desert with the feast of booths. There is somewhat a parallel to this in Advent.