Jesus promises in Advent to come to us in His means of grace,” says the Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison, president of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, in his Advent 2012 video message to the church. “He came to Bethlehem and He will come again.” Harrison offers some encouraging words to the church despite the difficult times in which we live. “No matter what the world throws at us, no matter how challenging for us to be Christians in this day and age, have no fear, little flock,” Harrison says. “Have no fear, little flock, for the Father has chosen to give you His kingdom.”