25 Fulfilled Promises of Christmas:
Advent Reflections for those who Wait, Watch, and Wonder Once More
Compiled and composed by Stephen A. Macchia
Promise #12 – the Messiah will be a great light (Isaiah 9:1,2 and Luke 1: 76-79; Matt. 4: 13-16). The Light of the World has come in the life of Jesus. For those living in deep darkness, a bright light has dawned and the pathways that once were dimmed are now illumined. Jesus’ foreteller John would prepare the way with a prophetic light of anticipation…Jesus would come as the Great Light. And both men’s words of repentance would ready the hearer for the Kingdom of heaven, now all the nearer with the incarnation of the Messiah Jesus. Will you honestly repent, confess the corners of your heart that are in darkness, and follow the light of Jesus with renewed fervency? Let his light shine in and through you 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!