Sermon; The Fourth Sunday of Advent: "Two Stories; One Magnificat"
Date: December 23, 2018
Liturgical Day: the Fourth Sunday of Advent; Year C
As we recall the story of Elizabeth and Mary, and the births of John and Jesus, we also recall the story of Hannah, and the birth of her son Samuel. These three faithful, courageous women were chosen by God to play significant roles in the history of God’s people. They did so with humility and grace, and their joy both in knowing God and in serving God continues to be an inspiration to many of us today. As we reflect on these stories this morning, we ask ourselves how we might love our God wholeheartedly, and serve God with humble and joy-filled hearts.