See, I will send you the prophet Elijah before the great and terrible day of the Lord comes. He will turn the hearts of parents to their children and the hearts of children to their parents, so that I will not come and strike the land with a curse.
Reflection. These are the very last words in the Old Testament. Notice the promises; Elijah will appear, families will grow close and God will not curse the land.
This links us to the New Testament (where we will be tomorrow!). It links us to the Cross of Jesus - those who stood by asked and taunted Jesus as to whether Elijah would come to Jesus's aid.
Prayer. Lord God we thank you for our trip through the Old Testament. Excite us still more as we begin the Jesus story. Amen.