CHILD OF PROMISE
From the beginning, foretold in Genesis and proclaimed in the Old Testament, God announced the coming Messiah. Born among us, our God gave us His child. Jesus is the fulfillment of God’s promise to send a redeemer. Jesus was born to forgive our sins. We repent and admit our failures to God. We believe we are forgiven; Jesus’ death and resurrection was on our behalf. We reflect during the Christmas season, the hope God offers the world. We focus our thoughts on the moment when God became one of us. The miracle of miracles, God in the flesh; the Christ Child. The birth of the Savior is celebrated. We have the forgiveness of our sins and the offer of eternal life. Jesus was born poorly and humbly and concludes as He will again be poor and vulnerable. He bears the weight of our sins to die on the cross.
The church divides the liturgical year into seasons, emphasizing the life of Jesus and the life of the church. Sunday, November 28,2021 begins the new church year and the season called Advent. It is a time of holy expectation, of waiting and of preparation for the coming of the Christ Child. Advent is about reflecting on how we can prepare our hearts and homes of Jesus’ birth. It is a time for families of faith to remember Jesus through prayers, reflection, special music and good deeds. Maybe a call to anold friend, visit a neighbor, help the needy or a special prayer for someone not so close. The Advent season invites us to step away from the frenzied shopping and holiday parties. Advent is how we prepare to celebrate one of the holiest events in the Christian faith, the birth of baby Jesus.
Advent is when we thank God for His presence among us, the Holy Spirit. Advent is the time to consider the return of Jesus Christ at the second coming. We reflect on the day Jesus will return to this world as King. We can fearlessly look forward to the end of this world. Through faith in Jesus, a new world will mean the beginning of a new life with Jesus Christ for eternity. . Born unto us, God’s Son and our Savior, Jesus is the Child of Promise. As Christians, you are part of what God is doing through the Lutheran Hour ministries. Your gifts and prayers make a very real impact on this ministry. Remember the Lutheran Hour Ministries and look forward to seeing how the Lord will work through us.
The Lutheran Hour can be heard every Sunday on radio stations
WCCO (830 AM) at 6:05am
KRWC (1360 AM) at 7:30am
KDUZ (1260 AM) at 12:30pm
KDHL (920 AM) at 6:00pm