Adv4C21. Micah 5:1-4a. Micah the prophet proclaims that “from you (Bethlehem-Ephrathah) shall come forth for me one who is to be ruler in Israel.” We understand that that one is Jesus, the Christ or Messiah.
Luke 1:39-45. Mary, just hearing that she will bear the Messiah, hastens to help Elizabeth to give birth in her old age. However, Elizabeth, despite her own miraculous pregnancy, is brought by the Holy Spirit to bring Mary to recognize what an earth shattering, heaven proclaiming event has happened to her. “Blessed are you who believed that what was spoken to you by the Lord would be fulfilled.” How beyond anything that could be imaginable was what the Lord had done through Mary, the lowliest of the lowly. God had made her the mother of God made man, of divinity to be human.
Hebrews 10:5-10. “Sacrifices and offering (of animals) you did not desire.” Instead we are the ones, in union with Christ, who are given up to God the Father. “We have been consecrated through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.” Jesus is taking us daily from our earthliness into his heavenliness, from our humanity to share in his divinity, to be a people graced by God. He assumed our humanity to walk us daily into his divinity.