The final day of Advent, the eve of Christmas

On this final day of Advent we again consider joy, again in the form of rejoicing.

God sent an angel to be his messenger with the great news of the incarnation of the Son. This messenger informs young Mary that she was to bear the Son of God incarnate. Paul said the fullness of God was pleased to dwell in the man who would be named Jesus. The young woman’s reply is found in Luke’s Gospel:

“And Mary said, ‘My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior,’” (Luke‬ ‭1:46-47‬ ‭ESV‬‬)

Her spirit rejoices!

As we wait for the celebration that comes tomorrow – celebrating the already…

and for the eternal celebration – the not yet…

… let us remember to rejoice in God our savior.

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