Christmas Eve, 2017

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Christmas Eve Morning.  Oh Worship the King!
In the pages of the Christmas story we see God’s act of grace and mercy.  We see His display of providence and blessing.  We see in the devine baby, the giver of life and love.  The author and finisher of our faith, the author and finisher of our salvation.  And to do that, God could have entered human history in all His subline divinity, majesty and glory and yet He chose to do so with the poverty and humility of a servant.  Though there were indisputable signs that preceded and accomplished Christ’s birth, preparing the world for the majestic and kingly appearance, yet the birth of Jesus itself was of the humblest, peasant patronage.  In an unimportant town in the roughest and meagerest of surroundings, everything about Him spoke of servitude.  Jesus didn’t come to rule over us or oppress us as human rulers so often do.  Rather, He, the king of glory, the great “I AM” came to be the servant of all.  Matthew 20:28 informs us  28 just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”  So therein is the glad tidings of great joy.  Therein is the good news, the gospel complete in Jesus Christ.  The good news of our salvation.  God loves us and has provided salvation and it is complete and expressed fully in Jesus Christ.  The king who came as a baby in the manger.  God’s love gift to us.  He only seeks faithful, committed individuals to love Him in return.