Today, covenant-building has fallen on hard times. In a world that seems to run on disposable ethics and relationships, promises can be made and broken as easily as changing the ring tone on a smartphone. But God’s powerful and patient words to Abraham give us pause as we once again approach the mystery of Christ’s birth. No joke here, but serious and sublime joy.
Dear God, we rejoice with Mary in the magnification of your presence among us, fulfilled larger-than-life in the glorious gift of your Son Jesus. Amen. — PF