25 Fulfilled Promises of Christmas:
Advent Reflections for those who Wait, Watch, and Wonder Once More
Compiled and composed by Stephen A. Macchia
Promise #9 – the Messiah will be called God’s Son (Psalms 2: 1-12 and Mark 1:11; Luke 3:22). “You are my son, whom I love; with you I am well pleased.” These are the words that were amplified from heaven, God the Father to God the Son. And they are words we all long to hear ourselves. Do you know with certainty today that you are God’s child? Do you know with certainty today that you are dearly loved by God? Do you know with certainty today that God is pleased with you, despite your sinfulness and the occasions where your rebellious heart emerges? The gospel of Jesus is summarized in these words spoken over him by the Father…will you open-heartedly receive the unconditional love of Jesus today?
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!