We have an intriguing trio of Bible verses in today’s poll, three very similar lines speaking of God’s redemptive power. Are we ready to receive it?
Just a day after the Magnificat opener goes up for voting, the other “big” canticle of Luke’s infancy narratives makes an appearance.
Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel, for he has visited and brought redemption to his people.
Another passage from Paul’s letter to Titus, read on Christmas Day:
For the grace of God has appeared, saving all…
Hmm. Not multos. Grace is for the salvation of all. Nice. But don’t let me influence your vote. Will you be influenced by Jesus? This seemed to be a line of favor to the Lord:
The spirit of the Lord God is upon me, because the Lord has anointed me; He has sent me to bring glad tidings to the lowly, to heal the brokenhearted, To proclaim liberty to the captives and release to the prisoners.
Can we believe God’s grace is active in our redemption, personally and universally? Can we believe grace is offered to all? Can we believe the Good News Jesus brings? And just for today, can we select one of these passages as a favorite above the other two?