It’s really easy to lose sight of how a tiny baby in a manger could change absolutely everything. Jesus Rocks Our World. Don’t you find it interesting how the world of Christ-haters and Christ-deniers hate Christ’s birth every bit as much as they hate Easter? Easter I can understand, but Christmas? A little baby? Are you serious?
Absolutely serious. Jesus Rocks Our World.
It’s why we can expect protests against Nativity scenes and terrorist attacks on Christmas events…even ones called “holiday parties.” The world of Christ-haters and Christ-deniers knows that He came to Rock Our World and they don’t want theirs rocked.
Christ’s birth was no common deal. His birth showed us that any foundation of understanding, any basis for morality, any knowledge of the Truth, any conceptualization of true power, and any hope for humanity is centered upon Jesus Christ. In His birth, the Rock experienced inauguration…and at His death, coronation. At His return, He’ll bring Judgment.
So, these modern-day Grinches fight His Christmas birth thinking they can stop Christmas from coming, His rule from occurring, and His judgment from happening. Fools. Reading our passage in Isaiah 9:1-7, we see He is no ordinary child. He’s a Son but the Everlasting Father. He’s a baby but He’s Mighty God. He’s a newborn, but He’s a Wonderful Counselor. He’s Truth in the flesh, sharp as the sword coming out of His mouth in judgment, and yet, He’s the Prince of Peace.
Isaiah 9: 6 For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. 7 Of the increase of his government and peace there will be no end. He will reign on David’s throne and over his kingdom, establishing and upholding it with justice and righteousness from that time on and forever. The zeal of the LORD Almighty will accomplish this.
Reflect on how the zeal of the LORD Almighty then and now accomplishes this. And forever, Jesus Rocks Our World.
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