The Gift He Brings: Luke 20:27-38

We are called, in these final, Jerusalem days of Luke, these waning days of autumn, to prepare for the Advent of the Son of Man by affirming the reality of the Resurrection. In this life, here and now, he is already bringing us the gift of a relationship with God that is both personal and permanent. We prepare for Advent by giving thanks for the gift of the Resurrection as we experience it in and through Christ our Lord. 

Sometimes, in October or November, I see something that would make a great Christmas gift for somebody. Sometimes, I buy it and wrap it early so I have it on hand. Gratitude for the gift of Resurrection would be the perfect gift to take to a certain baby who is going to be born pretty soon.

Sources Cited

E. J. Tinsley, The Cambridge Bible Commentary on Luke

Brendan Byrne, The Hospitality of God: A Reading of Luke's Gospel

11/2/2010 4:00:00 AM
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    Alyce M. McKenzie is the George W. and Nell Ayers Le Van Professor of Preaching and Worship at Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University.
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