by Sandy Kirby Quandt
During this season of Christmas it is easy for us to think only of Jesus as the babe in the manager and not think of him as God the Son, who stood beside God the Father and God the Holy Spirit when the world was formed out of nothing.
In Genesis 1:26 when God said, “Let us … ” he spoke to both Jesus and the Holy Spirit.
During this season of Christmas it is easy for us to think only of Jesus as the babe in the manager and not think of him as the Suffering Savior who paid the penalty for our sins on his perfect sinless self so we wouldn’t have to.
In Psalm 22:1 David spoke of Christ’s suffering on the cross when he said, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” The very words Jesus spoke as he hung from the cross of Calvary.
During this season of Christmas it is easy for us to think only of Jesus as the babe in the manager and not think of him as the Victor who won the battle over hell, sin, Satan and death. BOOM! The Mighty Warrior who will return and establish his kingdom.
In Revelation 21:6 Jesus says he is “the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End.”
As we look at the babe in the manger, let’s remember he is also the one who was and is and is to come. He is Jesus Christ, Messiah, the King of kings and Lord of lords now and forever. Emanuel. The one who is here with us.
In all of the festivities of Christmas do you ever find it difficult to think of the babe in the manager as Jesus Christ the Savior who died for you?
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Christ is the Word of Life. He was from the beginning. We have heard Him and have seen Him with our own eyes. We have looked at Him and put our hands on Him. Christ Who is Life was shown to us. We saw Him. We tell you and preach about the Life that lasts forever. He was with the Father and He has come down to us. 1 John 1:1-2 (NLV)
I wish you well.
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