-it looks towards the Old Testament, where the prophets foretold the coming of the Messiah.
-it looks at the New Testament, where Christ Himself came, human and divine.
-and it looks towards what Is To Be, when the Lord shall come again and judge the living and the dead.
It does all of these at once, and as it does it, it makes us prepare our hearts in at least three different ways:
-We want to thank the Lord for keeping His promises. He did indeed send the Messiah, and we are so glad, and so grateful..
-We want to thank the Lord for being God-with-us. No longer are we alone and left to parse His promises all alone with our fragile, fallible human brains.
-We want to thank our Lord for His promise to come again and make all things right. Indeed, come soon, Lord Jesus!
Peace of Christ to you,