Hallelujah! I will give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart, in the assembly of the upright, in the congregation. Psalm 111:1
Let them know that you, whose Name is Yahweh, you alone are the Most High over all the earth. Psalm 83:18
Why does it matter that this son, to be born, will proceed David's reign and rule on his throne? Read slowly what is being said in this passage. If a prophet of the Lord came today and shared this news, how might this change your view of the world, its problems and how you approach those problems?
Almighty God, give all of us grace to cast away the works of darkness, and put on the armor of light, now in the time of this mortal life in which your Son Jesus Christ came to visit us in great humility; that in the last day, when he shall come again in his glorious majesty to judge both the living and the dead, we may rise to the life immortal; through him who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.