The coming of Jesus that matters most for any of us is his coming into our lives and remaining in them until he brings us to our destination which is himself in Paradise. This coming can be spectacular as it was for St. Paul or it can be very gradual as we begin to see more and more clearly what is good for us in the long run.
However it happens, the moment of his coming is more important for us than any other event that could occur. Frequently the Lord will prepare us by a deepening realization that we need something more than what we have in our lives. It may be that we need to be delivered from some distress, or perhaps we will experience a sense of emptiness which calls out to God.
Advent is a time when many people who have not been thinking much about God or their lives begin to take stock. Jesus invites us to be ready for his coming.
The world is preparing for Christmas, Lord, in the hope of having joy. You offer that joy every day to those who open their hearts to you. Fill me with yourself; fill me with your joy.