Re:Verse passage – Luke 5:33-39 (day five)
Jesus answered, “Can you make the friends of the bridegroom fast while he is with them?”
Isn’t Jesus’ answer to the Pharisee’s question remarkable? In His question (answer) back to them, Jesus emphasizes the mission and ministry of His Father. As we think about this season of Advent, we understand that Jesus’ coming over 2000 years ago, was the promise that God would send Emmanuel (God with us). In addition, not only the ministry of God, but the mission of God- to bring Peace and Joy to the human heart. The angels declared “good tidings of great joy- which shall be for all the people” (Luke 2:10). Does your heart feel the celebration that Christ came to bring? Like a wedding! No need to fast right now (because of this news)- the Savior has come to be with “all the people” (you and me) and bring to them (us) a cause and desire to celebrate His presence now with us and in us because of the indwelling Holy Spirit and His provision of salvation.
God with us, God restoring sin-filled and broken human hearts with the joy and forgiveness of the Gospel. That’s the Good News of the Advent season.