Jesus Christ is more …
Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and you perish in the way, for his wrath is quickly kindled. Blessed are all who take refuge in him. (Psalm 2:12 ESV)
It sometimes happens to the greatest realities of life … they get reduced to mundane statements that are known in a recognizable superficial way but not in the power infusing life giving manner where they were first realized. These same realities are also sometimes regulated to a certain seasonal place in our daily living or a type of headline classification fading away over the intervening months of general activities.
Jesus Christ is more than just a nice and holy man or a baby that brings Christmas cheer and goodwill. He is the mighty Savior and He brings the powerful redemptive, restorative, and abiding gifts that come from the Savior and King of Kings. He is worthy of our complete and lifetime devotion not a superficial notation of His existence on special occasions. The gift of our precious salvation is not something to be set aside but a living relationship with the Lord of Lords and King of Kings.
Look up in worship to Jesus Christ your Lord and ask yourself on this day, is He my “Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father and Prince of Peace?” Is He my Shepherd in every moment of life? Is He my Savior of every facet of my life in addition to saving my life? He is more than a designated perpetual seasonal baby in manger; He is the Lord of all things and of all time! We need Him for more than a season. We need Him all the days of our lives and that is why all of our days are His!
We need to fall at the feet of this Eternal King with devotion and affection. We need to kiss His feet like the “Blessed Woman” who washed His feet with her hair and her tears. Is this King that lifts us up and grants us the privilege of becoming not simply His child but an heir to His eternal kingdom; deserving of anything less? Give your Savior the honor that is due Him. What other King throughout all of history has ever died for the poorest of His subjects and given them the keys to His kingdom now and forevermore? There is no King like King Jesus. Kiss the Son who saved you and loves you like no other.
For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. (Isaiah 9:6 ESV)
Daily Reading Psalm 2 & Isaiah 9