“Look! I am sending my messenger, and he will prepare the way before me. Then the Lord you are seeking will suddenly come to his Temple. The messenger of the covenant, whom you look for so eagerly, is surely coming,” says the LORD of Heaven’s Armies.
Malachi 3:1 NLT
This is the promise of God. That the messenger of the covenant is coming. That the one who IS the message, who IS the promise, who IS he covenant is coming.
This is why we have hope – because God has promised us a new way, a new life. A life of salvation and freedom, of joy and peace, of love. Of hope.
In these Advent days we wait. We wait for the coming of the messenger, for the coming of the new covenant, for the realization of our hope.
We wait for Jesus to be born.
May you know the message Jesus embodied. May you know that your hope is realized in him. That a new way of life awaits each of us daily, as we put our trust in him. And may you rejoice even as you wait.