Dec 26, 2020
(Gn.15:1-6,21:1-3; Ps.105:1-9; Heb.11:8,11-12,17-19; Lk.2:22-40)
“The child grew and became strong, filled with wisdom,
and the favor of God was upon Him.”
What child is this of whom Simeon the prophet, filled with the Holy Spirit, declares to the Lord, “My eyes have seen your salvation, which you prepared...
Dec 24, 2020
(Is.52:7-10; Ps.98:1-6; Heb.1:1-6; Jn.1:1-18)
“You are my Son; this day I have begotten you.”
The coming of the One prophesied by Isaiah and hailed by John these many days is fulfilled in our midst at this blessed moment in time. And so in our dark world, the light that is God now shines.
Dec 24, 2020
(Is.9:1-6; Ps.96:1-3,11-13; Ti.2:11-14; Lk.2:1-14)
“Today in the city of David
a savior has been born for you
who is Christ and Lord.”
Here is the “infant wrapped in swaddling clothes and lying in a manger”; here is He who saves all from sin, born into our humble humanity.
Yes, “a child is born to us,...
Dec 19, 2020
(2Sm.7:1-5,8b-12,14a,16; Ps.89:2-5,27,29; Rom.16:25-27; Lk.1:26-28)
“The Lord God will give Him the throne of David His father.”
“I have made a covenant with David my chosen one, I have sworn to David my servant: forever will I confirm your posterity and establish your throne for all generations.” Here...
Dec 18, 2020
(Jgs.13:2-7,24-25; Ps.71:3-6,8,16-17; Lk.1:5-25)
“From my mother’s womb you are my strength.”
How the above line from our psalm is reflected both in Samson and in John, and how parallel are the lives of these two great men. Of John it is said, “He will be filled with the Holy Spirit from his mother’s...