4th Sunday of Advent, 2014

Lisa's Leben

4th Sunday of Advent, year B (preached Dec. 21, 2014)

first reading:  2 Samuel 7:1-11, 16

Psalmody – The Magnificat:  Luke 1:46b-55

second reading:  Romans 16:25-27

gospel reading:  Luke 1:26-38


Today is Mary’s day.  Our gospel reading is the story of The Annunciation (the fancy title for the angel Gabriel’s announcement to Mary that she would give birth to Jesus).  In the place of our usual Old Testament psalm, we have Mary’s song, called The Magnificat, which is her response.

Today we celebrate the closeness of Jesus’ birth by hearing the story of his conception:  that God chose Mary to bring the Savior to us.

We don’t talk about Mary very much in the Protestant tradition, which is really too bad.  I think in reaction to those we think pay too much attention to Mary, we end paying too little.  But God did an extraordinary thing through this simple…

View original post 957 more words

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s