Crumbs
October 29, 2020
2. First Week in Advent - Monday
He shall bruise your head, and you shall bruise His heel.
          I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your seed and her Seed; He shall bruise your head, and you shall bruise His heel.   Genesis 3:15
          Adam and Eve, and in and with them all men, had been deceived by the devil, concealed in the serpent. And they had fallen into sin, death, and damnation. And Satan triumphed. Then the Lord came, the eternal Son of God. And in the hearing of Adam and Eve He first said to the devil: "I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your seed and her Seed." So, after all, the devil's victory was not to be final. There was to be another battle, another strife, between him and his hosts on the one hand, and mankind on the other. And furthermore the Son of God said: "He shall bruise your head, and you shall bruise His heel." The outcome of this battle and strife was to be that the Seed of Woman, a man born of woman, should, in bloody, mortal combat, completely overcome the devil and rescue man from his power, from sin, death, and damnation. And by saying "His seed," the Son of God spoke of Himself who should become man and accomplish all these things.- This is the first Advent message, the very first message concerning the coming of the Saviour. With this message Adam and Eve and many of their offspring comforted themselves, until other prophecies were added.
          You Christians, look to Bethlehem and to Golgotha and into the empty grave, and there see how the Son of God made good His word. And believing in Him, let your souls be comforted.
          PRAYER: - Lord Jesus Christ, eternal Son of God, I thank You that You became true man, and by Your bitter suffering and death, and also by Your victorious resurrection, have redeemed me and all mankind from all sins, from death, and from the power of the devil. Grant me, I beseech You, that in true faith I may at all times find true comfort in You, and remain steadfast in this faith against all the temptations of the Prince of this World, who, however, is judged already, until by a blessed death You will lead me into eternal life. Amen.

First Part : Festival Season
October 29, 2020