I, John, on Advent
The long-awaited Promised One comes. Micah prophesies this Shepherd-Ruler will bring security and peace to God’s people. Mary sings the ancient song of fortune’s reversal as God enters our world to give hope to the despairing and humble the proud. Elizabeth’s child leaps in her womb, and the old lady proclaims with joy the blessing Mary’s child brings. The long-awaited Promised One has come!