+ Advent 4 – December 21st, 2014 +
Redeemer Lutheran, HB
Series B: 2 Samuel 7:1-11, 16; Romans 16:25-27; Luke 1:26-38
In the Name of the Father and of the + Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
Today’s Gospel reading sounds like something out of a Ripley’s Believe it or Notexhibit or like something we watch on YouTubeand say, “Oh, that was fake. Impossible.”
“In the sixth month”the angel Gabriel was sent by God to Nazareth. This is sixth month of Elizabeth’s unexpected and unusual pregnancy. For Zechariah and Elizabeth it was the greatest episode of “I didn’t know I was pregnant” ever. Both were very old and decades beyond child-bearing. And yet, . . . Read All