Giving and Receiving: Advent Day 24

He came to his own, and his own people did not receive him. But to all who did receive him, who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God, who were born, not of blood nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man, but of God. (John 1:11–13 ESV)

God has come to live among us, and His name is Jesus, son of David. His story is one rooted in the history of the sons and daughters of Abraham, yet spans all of eternity; His story is also our story because He has given us the gift of joining Him as children of God because we believe.

As you gather with relatives, friends, and your church family today, celebrate the arrival of the Son of God. Join in the song that rings out throughout the generations: “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among those with whom he is pleased” (Luke 2:14)!