We are starting a new sermon series this Sunday called Faith and the Future. The series looks at the Christmas season from the perspective of Mary and Joseph. We are familiar with looking back over two thousand years at the birth of Jesus. Our perspective is always looking back into the past. However, for all those involved in Jesus’ coming, their faith looked towards the future.
Mary and Joseph were different from us in that their faith was looking ahead to Jesus’ coming, where ours looks back. Someone once said, “Faith celebrate now the reality of the future.” It’s a hope, even now in the present, of what will unfold in the future. Yet we can be like Mary and Joseph despite living in the twenty-first century. We have faith that Christ will come again. Even now in the present, we believe that God will do what He said He will do - in the future!