Advent thoughts

I’m shamefully aware of how long I’ve been away. I could list excuses but you can imagine most of them. Instead, I’ll share the motivation that has brought me back…


I’m amazed that prophecies of Jesus’ birth were spoken hundreds of years before their fulfillment. I mean, who got it? Though they were spoken as early as Adam’s fall and to giants like Abraham and Moses, who of them had an inkling of their significance? And still, God spoke.

Jesus said that “out of the overflow of the heart the mouth speaks”(1) and I can’t help but speculate that God’s heart was so filled with the hope and power of His redemption plan that He had to speak it.

I’m glad He did, so that all these years later, I can sit on my sofa with Christmas lights twinkling and be amazed, again, that before Adam was evicted from the garden, the promise was given that, though wounded, Jesus would crush Satan’s head.(2) Because that word came to pass, Edenic living awaits us, full and free. Merry Christmas indeed!

(1)Matt 12:34-35
(2)Gen 3:15

2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. thelamb777
    Dec 11, 2015 @ 21:34:21

    Thanks for your blog post, Barbara. One of my favorite things about reading Scripture is discovering Old Testament prophesies and their fulfillment in the New Testament. What a book!



  2. bhigby
    Dec 11, 2015 @ 22:22:24

    Amen to that. God is amazing!



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