The story in the Old Testament, the story of God’s creation, human rebellion, and God’s salvage mission to redeem and restore the earth unfolds, twists, rises, falls, and ends with sad defeat, a broken halleluiah. This story cries out for a New Day of hope and joy.
That longed-for Day is Christmas, the birth of Jesus, the “good news that will cause great joy for all the people. . . a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord” Luke 2:10-11).