25 Fulfilled Promises of Christmas:
Advent Reflections for those who Wait, Watch, and Wonder Once More
Compiled and composed by Stephen A. Macchia
Promise #4 – the Messiah will be the passover lamb (Exodus 12: 1-51 and John 1: 29, 36). Moses’ instructions to the people of God on the occasion of the first Passover were to last for future generations…that is, until Jesus arrives and becomes the ultimate Passover Lamb. The redemptive work of Christ in all of our behalf is begun afresh in his incarnation at Christmas. No longer are we to sacrifice animals ceremoniously for the forgiveness of our sins. Jesus’ first coming is to prepare us for his second Advent and our eternal welcome “home”! In what ways are you preparing your heart to welcome and be welcomed by the Lamb of God, Jesus the Messiah?
Throughout this holy season, may you and yours…Behold the fulfilled promises of Almighty God ~ Believe the Gospel proclamation of Good News in the incarnate Jesus ~ Belong to those who anticipate the coming Messiah with joyful celebration ~ Become a faithful disciple who waits, watches, and wonders with Spirit-filled anticipation once more!