Read Jeremiah 33:14-18

Christ is the righteous branch that God made sprout from David’s line. This one sentence explains thousands of lines of Scripture text from the Old Testament. In fact, Christ’s birth explains not only everything in the Old Testament that we can’t understand without it, but much of human history too. All the searching and striving of generation after generation is merely humanity attempting to reach God. All our attempts always fail. Advent brings something new to the struggle. This something new is God’s attempt. It never fails.

Thank you Lord for the countless kept promises that the birth of Christ represents for us who believe. Help me remember that You still keep Your promises and I am to base everything on this. You do what You say. You are God and I believe in You and this makes all the difference in my life, now and forever. Amen.

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