The War Is Over
Luke 2:13-14 (NKJV) 13 And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying: 14 “Glory to God in the highest, And on earth peace, goodwill toward men!”
This was how He began, before the birth in the manger. Before the gifts of the wise men. And before His death on the Cross and Resurrection.
It is not the baby we serve. We gain nothing if we do not move past the beautiful child in the manger who was worshiped and hailed from afar. We must see the one who came to take residence here in our hearts and rule not the world but us. The world can only change as we change it. And we have power through Him.
I needed to be rescued. I just couldn’t take it anymore!
At my lowest point, I cried out from embarrassment and need, and He sent me a baby?
Never mind that I’m already stretched to my limit– this baby starts kicking, making demands, growing inside of me, controlling what I do, what I say, what I hear. Pushing away all the mess, declaring himself King, and making me strong.
Mark 2:1-4 (NIV)
1 A few days later, when Jesus again entered Capernaum, the people heard that he had come home.
2 So many gathered that there was no room left, not even outside the door, and he preached the word to them.
3 Some men came, bringing to him a paralytic, carried by four of them.
4 Since they could not get him to Jesus because of the crowd, they made an opening in the roof above Jesus and, after digging through it, lowered the mat the paralyzed man was lying on.