The hero of our forefather’s story is our same hero.
“The purpose of Jesus was the purpose of God. He didn’t send his Son to introduce a new religion but fulfill the deepest needs and richest promises of an ancient one,” Russ Ramsey, The Advent of the Lamb of God.
The hero that our mother Eve looked to for redemption is the same one that we look to for forgiveness. The hero that the patriarchs sought for guidance is the same one we ask for help from. The hero that Rahab hung a red garment in hope of is the one we discern over. The hero that John leapt for joy in the womb in celebration for is the same hero that we rejoice over.
Our hero, our king, our prince of peace and our Messiah is the same one that history has been running after. Our Jesus, the hero of the story of the world, is the one who set our redemption into motion when we fell at the base of a tree and found grace at the foot of a cross for.
As we wait in advent for the Lord’s return, His second coming, we can find hope in a commonality with those who have gone before us. Our fathers lived, loved, hoped and fought to proclaim the Lord’s name across the nations and generations. Our hope didn’t die with them but renews each and every time we pick up that cross and keep running the race.
Micah 7:7 NIV
But as for me, I watch in hope for the Lord,
I wait for God my Savior;
my God will hear me.
As we wait in this advent, let us look to the Lord in all things. Open up to seeing Him in daily tasks, conversations, prayers, songs and actions. When we put on the tools that He has given us, we can stand firm in faith and witness as we prepare the way in our communities and families.As we wait in this advent, let us look to the Lord in all things. Click To Tweet
But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.
What might “all these things” mean? Provision, hope, and life is what will come. He will provide in His time and in His way. Look forward to serving Him and to all that He holds for you. God’s blesses His children in abundance. Stand firm with an expectant heart.