Wednesday, December 21, 2011

From Cradle to Crown...Thoughts about Jesus

In case you didn't know, Christmas is upon us.  Christmas is the time of year we remember and celebrate the birth of Christ.  

Even those who aren't very "religious" can handle Jesus around this time of year.  They might have a nativity set or sing a few carols that mention Jesus.  Oh, and the Charlie Brown Christmas is fun to watch even when Linus quotes the Nativity story.

Jesus did not stay a cute little baby in a manager.  Babies are easy to handle.  A man dying on the cross and coming back to life, well, that's another story.

It's harder for most people deal with a risen Savior.  It would mean a Savior is needed.  "Me?  Need a Savior?"  That would mean a person has done something they need to be saved from or to be judged for.

The most challenging Jesus for everyone, including believers, seems to be the returning King, the Ancient of Days, the Alpha and Omega sitting on the throne.  He's coming back and this time it won't be as a meek and mild infant, but a mighty and majestic KING.

Just read a few verses for yourself.

 "And in the midst of the seven candlesticks one like unto the Son of man, clothed with a garment down to the foot, and girt about the paps with a golden girdle. His head and his hairs were white like wool, as white as snow; and his eyes were as a flame of fire; And his feet like unto fine brass, as if they burned in a furnace; and his voice as the sound of many waters.  And he had in his right hand seven stars: and out of his mouth went a sharp two-edged sword: and his countenance was as the sun shineth in his strength."  Revelation 1:13-16

So, take some time to thank God for the gift of the baby Jesus and the risen Savior, but don't forget to look forward to the coming King!

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