4th Week of Advent

God promised King David an heir to rule over a Kingdom without end. About a millennium later, a man named Joseph, descended from the House of David, became betrothed to a Virgin named Mary. She gave birth to the Lord Jesus, Savior and King, in fulfillment of the promise. On the night of the Nativity, shepherds saw from Earth’s landscape the rejoicing in heaven. An angel told the shepherds that they would find the newborn Savior lying in a manger. Imagine their confusion when contrasting the glory of heaven to the idea of finding Jesus cradled in a feeding trough. We envision the day when we will meet the Lord in His glory, yet Christmas reminds us to look for Him in unlikely places here on Earth. After Christmas Mass, where will you invite the Lord to join you in continued celebration of His birth?