Luke 1: 1-50
“GOD HAS NOTICED YOU!”
I bless the name of the Lord for the challenges of last Sunday’s Advent worship gatherings. We continue today on this third Sunday of Advent with our ears and eyes open to some of the sobering dimensions of the marvelous event of God’s coming to us in the person of His Son and our Savior, Jesus the Christ. The sermon focus is on the responses of the Adults used by God to tell the story of Jesus’ birth—Zacharias and his wife Elizabeth, Mary and her fiancé Joseph. In them we can see reflected our own possible likenesses in the continuing drama of human reactions to God’s calling to make Christ real in our time. The pictures are plain and simple.
Next Sunday, is the last Sunday in Advent. Let us gather in glad anticipation of Christ’s actual coming—accenting the kinds of receptions He received. Let ours be a joyful welcoming one.
Rejoice: we are one in the Lord!
“God’s grace and peace be multiplied unto you. . .”