25 Fulfilled Promises of Christmas:
Advent Reflections for those who Wait, Watch, and Wonder Once More
Compiled and composed by Stephen A. Macchia
Promise #7 – the Messiah will be our Kinsman-Redeemer (Ruth 4: 4-17 and Luke 1: 50, 58, 68, 72). When Boaz redeemed Ruth from her forlorn circumstances, her life was turned upside down and inside out. There was no turning back to her previous lifestyle. God plucked her up out of her hurting condition and redeemed her in, for, by and through love. God redeems those who he loves, and the sending of Jesus his beloved Son was proof positive. The fulfillment of his promise to send a Redeemer came true in every way possible. How will you express your gratitude today for the myriad ways the Messiah Jesus has redeemed your life from the pit and crowned you with love and compassion?
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!