Monday, December 24, 2012

Christmas King

Luke records the words of the angel Gabriel to Mary. He told her who Jesus would be and what he would do in Luke 1:29-37. Here are his key themes.

  • He will be great
  • He will be the Son of the Most High
  • God will give him the throne of his Father David
  • He will feign over the house of Jacob forever
  • His kingdom will never end.
  • He will be called the Son of God.
We tend to focus on his being the Son of God. That is important.
However king ship is equally important. If our understanding of Christmas to God becoming a baby, then we only have half the picture. God sent a new king to earth whose kingdom would grow and last forever.

King Herod understood the impact that a new king would have, and was afraid. That is why he took such murderous action.

The wise men understood the importance of the new king and travelled across the world to honour him.

Do we have the same understanding?

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