At this very special time of the year, we become so caught up in the things of the world or things that “need to be done,” we forget about the most important One of all.
Our finite mind needs to see something tangible. A Christmas tree, lights, ornaments and yes, even the Nativity Scene can become an idol if we do not keep our mind and focus on Him. He is no longer a babe in the manger but grew up and died on the cross for our sin. He bore our shame.
He declared victory over death when He arose from the dead three days later met with His disciples and was seen by a crowd as He ascended to the Father where now He sits at the right hand of the Father on the throne interceding for us.
He prays for us. Isn’t that amazing? What is even more amazing is that He is coming again. First, we who know Him; saved through faith by His grace will meet Him in the air. The next time He sets His foot on the earth He will be as the One His people were searching for at His birth. The King of King and Lord of Lords. I am reminded of Philippians chapter two. What a privilege to bow the knee before Him – our Redeemer, our Savior, our Lord. He loves you, my friend. Please think on these words as you celebrate Christmas this year. Celebrate Him not just as a baby but all that He is. Bow the knee before Him. Boldly, before the throne.
“Wherefore God also hath highly exalted Him and given Him a name which is above every name: That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow. of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth;And that at every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.”