Advent - My Son, My Savior

Ruth: My Son, My Redeemer

3rd Sunday of Advent, Ruth 4:13-17
With a Redeemer like Jesus, we can give up our own definition of what we think life should be or how life should go or what we think would be a good life, and even though we might not see it or understand the why, we can do what’s right, what God wants us to do, what is God-pleasing, and know that our life might not be what we expect, but it will be great.

Rahab: My Son, My Sanctifier

2nd Wednesday of Advent, Joshua 2:8-14
How much of an outsider was Rahab? First, she was a Canaanite, she wasn’t a Jewish. Her ethnicity doomed her to the same fate as all the unbelieving Canaanites whom the Israelites were about to destroy. Second, socially, in this culture she was a woman who was apparently unmarried and childless and in a culture where having a family was your status…