The coming of Jesus affected a first-order reversal of all previous arrangements – an altogether new creation out of nothing. This expectation was announced by the prophet Ezekiel ahead of time: “Things shall not remain as they are. Exalt the low, and bring low that which is exalted” (Ezekiel 21:26). Indeed, the post-Christmas world is something entirely new. It is a world where the last are first and the first last (Matthew 20:16). Nowhere is this more evident than in a theme woven throughout the entire Bible: a child supernaturally born from a barren womb. Sarah. Hannah. Elizabeth. Even more so, Mary. These women and their stories are a powerful reminder that salvation is by grace. It is God’s doing. Therefore, it only comes to the humble. The only thing you need to enter God’s upside-down kingdom of grace is need. Each Sunday during Advent, we will emphasize a different theme – a lesson we learn from the lives of these women of faith. This Christmas, may the rearranging truth of the gospel rearrange you.