Advent Infocus

Looking beyond the Babe in the manger, we see a cross of sacrifice…now empty! For the promised Saviour came to us as the meek Lamb of God, to pay the price for the deathly weight of our sins, and then arose for nothing could hold Him down. This is our focus as we once again make the advent pilgrimage…Him.

So he came by the Spirit into the temple. And when the parents brought in the Child Jesus, to do for Him according to the custom of the law, he took Him up in his arms and blessed God and said:

“Lord, now You are letting Your servant depart in peace,

According to Your word;

For my eyes have seen Your salvation

Which You have prepared before the face of all peoples,

A light to bring revelation to the Gentiles,

And the glory of Your people Israel.”

And Joseph and His mother marveled at those things which were spoken of Him. Then Simeon blessed them, and said to Mary His mother, “Behold, this Child is destined for the fall and rising of many in Israel, and for a sign which will be spoken against (yes, a sword will pierce through your own soul also), that the thoughts of many hearts may be revealed.”

(Luke 2:27-35)


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