25 Fulfilled Promises of Christmas:
Advent Reflections for those who Wait, Watch, and Wonder Once More
Compiled and composed by Stephen A. Macchia
Promise #25 – the Messiah has come to us as Jesus, the Name Above All Names (Luke 2: 1-20). The birth narrative is a miraculous glimpse into the coming of Messiah Jesus into this world. Born in a humble manger, with Mary and Joseph by his side, he brings with him good news of great joy for all the people. Today is the day the Messiah comes as a baby, and is surrounded by a great company of the heavenly host. The angels song is very simply, “Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.” The shepherd’s song is also filled with glory and praise. But Mary treasures the moment, pondering this new reality in her heart. On this Christmas Day, how are you cherishing the miraculous gift of the Incarnate Christ-child, our loving Messiah Jesus?
Merry Christmas, and 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!