An anticipation of Grace entering into the world is what the season of Advent is all about. The birth of our Lord Jesus signifies the coming redemption of humankind. The righteous grace of God has been released upon the whole of creation. I often joke that my Christmas eve sermons always end up being a Lenten sermon because the whole reason for the coming of Christ Jesus is to redeem humankind. To save creation from sin and death. To make us whole. To make right our broken lives, and especially to make right the broken relationship that we have with God.
Gracious God, thank you for becoming like us. Amen