19 December 2021
Simeon sings of the consolation or comfort of Israel finally coming to God’s people. Because of his song, we know that Jesus is not simply the comfort for Israel but for all peoples of the earth. Indeed, whoever finds themselves in Christ will have peace with God. Run to Jesus, the Christ of God!
12 December 2021
The angels sing of God’s great glory over all of Creation. Then, they proclaim the truth that God has declared His peace with mankind through the Lord Jesus Christ, the only savior of sinners. May this same good news of great joy fill your hearts this Christmas season!
5 December 2021
In Zechariah’s song, God reveals His faithfulness that began all the way back at the beginning of the Old Testament. He entered into covenant with His people, even through Abraham. Now, He brings this covenant of His good works to completion in the Lord Jesus Christ. And John the Baptist and his birth show us the job of every Christian: to bring light and glory to the Lord Jesus.
28 November 2021
The Magnificat, as Mary’s Song has come to be known, is all about “magnifying” the praise of God Almighty. And in particular, Mary reveals that God deserves to be praised because of who He is and because of what He does. He is holy and mighty and powerful, and He uses all of this strength and righteousness to bless His people. We see this most perfectly in the Lord Jesus, who came not to be served, but to serve and to offer His life as a ransom for many.