Advent and Christmas are seasons filled with joyful expectation. During Advent, we look forward to the birth of the Savior. This morning we see that God’s punishment does not last forever. He brings restoration and joy back to his people through his forgiveness. When have you walked through a dark time and then experienced God’s restoration? Take that experience and relate it to the bigger restoration to come. One day God will make all things new. Rejoice in that!