25 Fulfilled Promises of Christmas:
Advent Reflections for those who Wait, Watch, and Wonder Once More
Compiled and composed by Stephen A. Macchia
Promise #2 – the Messiah will be the descendant of Abraham through whom all nations will be blessed (Genesis 12:3; 22:18 and Acts 3: 24-26). Abraham embodies “faithfulness” unlike many other biblical characters in the Old and New Testament. His fortitude, integrity, and open-handed obedience are remarkable graces to contemplate. His seed is a blessed and abundant seed, thanks to the faithfulness of God. In what way would your life look different today if you had the faith of Abraham, who withstood the presenting cultural pressures of his generation and focused his heart-filled intentions on loving, serving, and pleasing God above all else?
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!