The One whose birth we celebrate lived a short life and died, seeming to have accomplished little. But just as prophecy had foretold, God’s plan for the world took a giant leap forward because of this Man’s obedience to His mission in life and death.
Now He has been given all authority, supreme over everything in heaven and on earth. No matter what others boast of, He is the one who will have the final victory and who will rule with His justice and rightness. His rule will also bring the peace this exhausted world longs for… and there will be no end to it!
He assures us that He is the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End. Earth’s few moments of existence are held in His hands—everything began with Him and will end with Him. He has ultimate control.
We, too, are held in His hands. We face whatever comes tomorrow knowing that we belong to Him and He claims us as part of His family.
As the world agonizes through the birth pains of the new world coming, we know that our King will be the King forever.
Oh come let us adore Him!
Jesus told his disciples, “I have been given all authority in heaven and on earth.”
The Lamb will defeat them… because he is Lord of all lords and King of all kings.
For a child is born to us. The government will rest on his shoulders.
And he will be called Wonderful Counselor,
Mighty God, Everlasting Father,
Prince of Peace.