This Advent reading guide is meant to prepare your hearts to celebrate God’s Savior at Christmas. Each day, there will be a passage from the Old Testament that points forward to the coming Messiah, and the commentary will explain how Jesus fulfilled that expectation. While you are reading each day, think about the greatness of the promises and prophecies that God made to the world to save us from all of our greatest problems. Before Jesus came to earth, all anyone had was expectation and hope. Once expectation met the reality of God becoming flesh and dwelling among us, many erupted in the greatest sacrifices of praise that could ever be imagined. This good news, this gospel, was the climax of the greatest story ever told, with enough power and glory to lead us to celebrate now with the same fervor as those who saw it first hand then.