God Sent a Baby
Daily Advent Reflections on Progeny, Promises, and the Plan of Redemption
Laura N. Sweet
Deep River Books Llc
God sent a baby.
It is an often-repeated pattern in the Bible—early intimations of the birth of God's own Son—the final word of God to his people. When people called upon God for justice, deliverance, healing, and restoration, God sent a baby.
Many of these babies foreshadowed the life and ministry of Jesus Christ—a picture, on a human scale, of the baby who would come one day to rescue and save us all. While these babies grew up to be men who were limited in their power and their righteousness, they hint at the holy and all-powerful Son of God.
Babies like Seth, Isaac, Moses, Samuel, Solomon, and John anticipated the coming of the Savior, Jesus Christ. They foretold something of his ministry and his kingdom. This advent devotional is all about the babies—wonderful gifts from the Father! And it's all about the birth of the baby who came to deliver us all: Jesus, our blessed redeemer!
December 1 through December 25, each daily advent reading is followed by reflection questions and ample room to journal a personal response.