25 Fulfilled Promises of Christmas:
Advent Reflections for those who Wait, Watch, and Wonder Once More
Compiled and composed by Stephen A. Macchia
Promise #8 – the Messiah will be a descendant of David (2 Samuel 7: 12-16 and Mathew 1:1; Luke 1:32,33) and greater than David (Psalm 110:1-4 and Matt. 22: 42-45). If only we all could pick our ancestry! The long-awaited Messiah Jesus was a descendant of King David, once a shepherd boy, pulled from his family to lead the people of God, a musician, psalmist, dancer, and oh yes, a sinner, adulterer, and liar too. Lest we get too carried away with how great was this man after God’s heart, his line would ultimately reach to Jesus, One far superior to David, the perfect Messiah who would live among us to lead us redemptively into life eternal. Will you follow Jesus today with fervency of heart and mind, knowing his perfect love will heal all your brokenness?
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!