Advent 2014 – 15 days ’til Christmas

He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. Luke 1:32

Jesus in the manger —DanPatto c1984


What a contrast: this child, born in obscurity, into a poor family from Nazareth in the north of Israel, a lowly beginning. Yet Gabriel told Mary that he would be great and called the Son of the Most High.

One imagines that the Old Testament kings of Israel and Judah were born into privileged circumstances. But this one, the one whom the Lord God planned to seat on the throne of David, was far from privileged. This one was rejected by his own, persecuted by the religious leaders of the day, had no place to lay his head. And Jesus’ ultimate humiliation: death on a cross. And now?

…what is the immeasurable greatness of his power toward us who believe, according to the working of his great might that he worked in Christ when he raised him from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly places, far above all rule and authority and power and dominion, and above every name that is named, not only in this age but also in the one to come. And he put all things under his feet and gave him as head over all things to the church, which is his body, the fullness of him who fills all in all. Ephesians 1:19-23


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