He who was seated on the throne said, “I am making everything new!” Revelations 21:5 ESV.
Everything begins and ends with Jesus Christ. He is the Alpha and the Omega. The First and the Last. He was there at the Big Bang. He was there when the earth was remodeled for the current age. And he will be there when we enter into the new age.
Christmas is a time to reflect on the beginning of the earthly arrival of the Lord of Lords and King of Kings. Though he entered the world as a babe approximately 2,000 years ago, today he resides as the first Man-Spirit mediating between our Father God and humanity in heaven.
The Good News is God became Man, lived a vicarious life, died, physically resurrected and morphed into a spiritual being. His obedient life and death was the primary investment allowing humanity to participate in his achievement. Today, being his follower means he shares his wealth and accomplishments with us. His victory means victory for us. His life, death, and resurrection means life and resurrection for us. He gladly calls us his brothers and sisters. We have been eternally adopted into His Family.
As Christ-followers, we have been given a commission to make other disciples from all races and ethnic groups. Everyone is included. As we accept who Jesus is, we gladly serve Him as our King. As King, the entire world is literally owned by Him. Every social institution is answerable to Him. They may rebel against His authority, but then they will have to answer to His final judgment. For we have a King who has proven himself over and over again among his own.
He surrendered all to His heavenly Father when he left eternity to become a babe. He grew in stature before God and Man. He revealed his heavenly Father to us. Yes, Christmas isn’t about family, presents, and self-indulgence anymore. Today it is about King Jesus preparing a people to rule and serve with Him. Just like God opened the doors for Him to share in His Father’s Work, Jesus is allowing us to participate with Him in His Work. He is the reason for the season. He is still making everything new. But this time He is including you and me. Merry Christmas!
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