Jesus' Arrival

Advent is this anticipatory realization:  Jesus, Emmanuel is coming (again) but we celebrate His arrival as something unknown, yet known.  It’s a little weird.
I tease out this notion:  In one year, let alone a lifetime, one cannot know the fullness of Christ.  The longer I am a Christian, the more I realize I don’t know.  He is the Alpha and Omega, beginning and end.  He extends God’s mercy and forgiveness to the whole world, like a warm winter shawl.
Jesus demands justice and equity from the powers that be.  He challenges tyrants and raises up the lowly.  He is so powerful as to destroy evil structures.
Dear Christ,
Save us now.  Amen