Greetings brothers and sisters in Christ Jesus!
Unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given; And the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Prince of Peace. Of the increase of His government and peace there will be no end. (Isaiah 9:6-7)
The information Mary received from an angel proclaimed: “He will rule Jacob’s house forever—there will be no end, ever, to His kingdom”.
O’ how wonderful the news! Her Son was going to be a King! When, do you suppose, would she learn of the terrible beating He would endure, or about the agony that awaited Him in Garden of Gethsemane? Do you think she knew her Son, her King was going to die on a cross?
I’m thankful God gives us just enough understanding and light to carry us on to the next steps in life. Our faithful, caring Father doesn’t tell us everything, only enough information to get us excited and obedient to follow Him. The life-changing events He holds back until He knows we are ready for them.
We know Christ is coming again, we’re just not certain when. Knowing when He is returning is not important. The eager anticipation God has implanted in us is the knowledge that He is returning and what is important is how we prepare ourselves and others for His return.
As we once again celebrate the season of Christmas, let us embrace our brother’s and sister’s everywhere and share the greatest gift the world has ever known. Let us share Christ and His gift of eternal life.
Brethren, let us be content with the knowledge God has put before us and let Him prepare us for the life-changing events that are about to enfold in our lives!
Peace and Blessings to you,