God’s primary plan for pointing people to the incarnation of his Son is not a celebration on December 25th but an everyday community.
Reconciliation is Jesus’ mission as the God-man-Mediator.
In a sense, like the remanent of Israel, we still sing; come, thou long expected Jesus, but unlike them, we have the certainty that he already came once.
It is not hard to see where the opening line of Watts’ carol comes from – Joy to the world! Joy jumps from every line of the Psalm.