Let the Christmas celebration begin.
Celebrate because God has a plan.
In week two, we turn to Luke 1:26-56. The Messiah had been promised for generations, but no one would have guessed that God would use a young woman to bring that promise to fulfilment—including that young woman herself. Mary was awestruck when the angel came to announce that she was about to have a child who would be the Savior of the world. She found joy, trusting that God was up to something bigger than she could have possibly imagined.
Celebrate because God has a plan. When God sent Jesus, it was the answer to years and years of a plan to rescue the world. The people must have wondered what God was doing, or if God was still working. We can feel the same way about our own circumstances. Yet, time and again, we realize that we can trust God no matter what. We might not understand God’s plan, but we can celebrate that God is working out a great plan for our lives.