Monthly archive for ‘ December, 2017 ’

Blessed is she…

27th December 2017 | 0 Comments

“Blessed is she who has believed that the Lord would fulfill his promises to her!” These are the words of Elizabeth, full of the Holy Spirit, spoken to Mary as she arrived to visit. Imagine this greeting! What an affirmation it must have  been to Mary’s heart. Scripture does not give us a clear timeline, […]

Waiting with Expectation–Reflections on Micah

19th December 2017 | 0 Comments

“But thou, Bethlehem Ehpratah, though thou be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall he come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting.”—Micah, prophet of the Lord in Judah,  ca. 700BC Micah expected a Savior. Nearly 700 years […]

Simeon’s Promise

13th December 2017 | 0 Comments

“Now there was a man in Jerusalem who was called Simeon…He was waiting for the consolation of Israel.” Mary, a new mother, full of pride and awe, carries the infant Jesus into the temple courts. Joseph has just spent a few of their meager coins on the required turtle doves to be sacrificed for their […]