Thought of the Day Advent Week 1 Jesus came

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Week I: Jesus came at a specific time in history
Day 5:

“My mercy is established forever; my faithfulness will stand as long as the heavens.I have made a covenant with my chosen one; I have sworn to David my servant: I will make your dynasty stand forever and establish your throne through all ages.” (Ps 89:3-5)

This prophetic statement found in the Psalms and other books of  the Old Testament was confirmed by the angel Gabriel at the time of the Annunciation.   “Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God. Behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall name him Jesus.  He will be great and will be called Son of the Most High, and the Lord God will give him the throne of David his father, and he will rule over the house of Jacob forever, and of his kingdom there will be no end.” (Luke 1: 30-33)The coming of Jesus not only fulfills the promise of God but it is a God’s mercy towards David and the Israelites who sinned and broke their covenant with God.  God’s faithfulness to his promises in stark contrast to our unfaithfulness in our relationship with God.

While the physical Davidic Kingdom was destroyed, the true kingdom of God has been established by Jesus.  This kingdom will have no end. This is the kingdom we are praying for when we pray the Our Father.

Come, Lord Jesus, come.

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