Monday, December 23, 2013

The Wonder of Jesus

Is. 9:6 For a child is born to us, a son is given to us.  And the government will rest on his shoulders.  These will be his royal titles: Wonderful……….

While in this prophetic description of Christ, wonderful is used to describe Jesus’ role as our counselor, I want to separate the thought for a few moments and consider our Lord and the wonder He is to us.

Oh, the wonder of His love!  This is the message of Christmas, God loves us.  He loves us so much that He willingly came to earth, took upon himself our humanity, went to the cross and died for our sins.  How can it be?  How can God love me that much?  I don’t know, but He does.  He loves us and will never leave or forsake us.  He loves us and gave us the Holy Spirit to keep us and make us ready for our day of redemption.

Oh, the wonder of His grace!  Grace is the feet to God’s love.  Grace is God giving to us what we do not deserve from Him.  Grace is giving to us what we need even when we don’t know we need it.  It is God’s restraint on those things which I don’t need or what may harm me.

Oh, the wonder of His being!  He is Jesus, the long awaited salvation of mankind.  He is the Christ, the Messiah, the Anointed One from God.  He is the one who sits on David’s throne.  He is the Promised One promised to Abraham because he believed God.  He is our great High Priest, seated at God’s right hand, forever making intercession for us.  He is our Advocate before God, our righteousness and holiness from God.  He is Lord, the Master and ruler over all.  He rules over all He has made and holds it all together. 

Oh, the wonder of it all!  Oh, the Wonderful One, the King of Kings and Lord of Lords!  He is not the baby lying in the manger; He is the creator, sustainer, and giver of all life. 

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