25 Fulfilled Promises of Christmas:
Advent Reflections for those who Wait, Watch, and Wonder Once More
Compiled and composed by Stephen A. Macchia
Promise #10 – the Messiah will be the rejected cornerstone (Psalm 118: 22-24 and Matthew 21:42; Luke 20: 17,18) and ultimately acclaimed (Psalm 118: 25-29 and Matthew 21:9). Imagine as a builder taking one of the most rejected stones on the pile to become the cornerstone of the building under construction. In essence that’s what God did in sending Jesus as the Messiah, knowing full well that he would be followed, then flogged …worshipped, then crucified…rejected, then acclaimed…all for love’s sake. Is the Jesus we await once more this Advent, the One you want to know more intimately and follow more closely as your loving, grace-filled 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!