25 Fulfilled Promises of Christmas:
Advent Reflections for those who Wait, Watch, and Wonder Once More
Compiled and composed by Stephen A. Macchia
Promise #11 – the Messiah will be born of a virgin (Isaiah 7:14 and Matthew 1: 22-23; Luke 1:31-35). Why would it be so important that the Messiah be conceived miraculously and birthed from a virgin’s womb? This was the only way God could protect the unique status of the Messiah Jesus, for unless he was conceived supernaturally, born of a virgin, and delivered naturally into this world, he would be considered the son of a human father. What do you make of the Spirit’s implantation of human life into the womb of a young, innocent woman? The mystery and mastery of this single act is what brings many into a worshipful and trusting relationship with the Almighty. What is your prayerful response 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!