Expectation vs. Reality
What people want to happen this time of year and what actually happens can be drastically different. Some want peace and get stress. Some want happiness and get grief. Some want togetherness and they feel more alone than ever. Our earthly realities never quite seem to match our expectations.
That's why this Advent, as we get ready for Christmas, God wants us to know about a better reality he gives us. With his reality, our expectations will be met (and then some!), because there is a Savior coming who saved us and has an eternal home for us.