Third Sunday of Advent: Upside Down
This is the Third Sunday of the Season of Advent, and we are one more step closer to the promise of Christmas Eve, and the arrival of the Messiah. During this season of expectation, it's time for another unexpected turn...
A pregnant teenage girl who sings a song for the ages...
Like last week, I'm doing things a bit differently today with the sermon so we're going to start with what I want us to hold on to as we journey together today.
Here it is: Only God can make everything right side up by turning everything upside down.
Let's read Luke 1:46b-55:
“My soul glorifies the Lord
47 and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior,
48 for he has been mindful
of the humble state of his servant.
From now on all generations will call me blessed,
49 for the Mighty One has done great things for me—
holy is his name.
50 His mercy extends to those who fear him,
from generation to generation.
51 He has performed mighty deeds with his arm;
he has scattered those who are proud in their inmost thoughts.
52 He has brought down rulers from their thrones
but has lifted up the humble.
53 He has filled the hungry with good things
but has sent the rich away empty.
54 He has helped his servant Israel,
remembering to be merciful
55 to Abraham and his descendants forever,
just as he promised our ancestors.”