John led the way for Jesus. Though some thought John was the Messiah, he made sure they understood that Jesus was coming.
Mary willingly submitted to God's will. her love showed in her actions.
Having a baby brings joy. There is one baby that came and brought eternal joy. His birth was preceded by another baby sent to announce His coming.
Jesus came to bring peace. It wasn't an external peace as much as an internal peace. One that will help us face what comes in life.
The arrival of Jesus gave us hope for eternal life with God. Simeon expressed this hope when he was able to see Jesus.
In a world of darkness, there is a Light. This is the time we celebrate Jesus coming to be our Savior. He came bringing us salvation, healing, peace.
Christ came to pay the price for our sins. He is coming again to call His church home. This promise gives us hope, no matter what we face.