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O Come all you Faithful! How many of you just sang this song in your heart – O Come all ye Faithful … Joyful and Triumphant? It is a song of young and old. Angelic beings even know this song. It is a song of a God who loves us so much that He came as a baby and who trusted his parents to care for him. He was vulnerable to the cares of life just like you and me, yet; He believed in you so much to accomplish his purpose that He sent His son, Jesus, Son of God. I often wonder what the heavens must have been like as the Father, Son and Holy Spirit discussed going down in human form. Were the angels whispering? Did the Universe break forth with a celebration? Did the animals stir from their sleep? Did the fish swim toward Bethlehem? Did the trees wave their branches? I believe the whole earth sang in glorious celebration!
Just like an expecting family – I believe that when God sent His Son to the earth all creation was stirring with excitement. Even those who did not want to believe knew of His arrival. After all God created us in His image. For those who did not believe, I think their very DNA from the Father stood alert at the coming of the newborn King.
No one knows exactly when a baby will come but the Heavenly Father. He speaks and the womb (God’s creation) moves at His command. It was true for Jesus and it is true for You!
At God’s command let there be:
Authority – light and darkness
Heaven and Earth – firmament (the vault of heaven; sky) in the midst of the waters;
Establishing – waters under the heaven gather into one place and let the dry land (earth) appear; Let the waters be called Seas;
Seed – Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb that yields see, fruit trees;
Orders our Steps– Sun to shine by day and the moon and stars to guide us by night; let them be for signs and seasons – days and years
Depth and Height – great sea creatures to cover the depths of living water and birds to fly over the expanse of the heavens
Pleasure – Animals
Dominion – Man and woman in His image. God’s very DNA fills you today!
Blessing and Honor – Rest to ponder the goodness and righteousness of the Lord
Did you think this was a creation story? Well it is. God created all of this for you to reproduce His glory on the earth as it is in heaven. Sadly, many men still could not see it, so God’s amazing grace gave you the greatest evidence of all – His Son Jesus. A baby, born of a virgin, now in flesh appearing came to life for us. A baby who was vulnerable, in need of a parent to care for Him – feed him, cloth him, bath him, change him and teach him. He was faced with the same consequences and choices we do; He was given everything you already had from your Heavenly Father. God’s creation and purpose for us never changed. Jesus resurrected what was already given to you.
For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Of the greatness of his government and peace there will be no end. He will reign on David’s throne and over his kingdom, establishing and upholding it with justice and righteousness from that time on and forever. The zeal of the LORD Almighty will accomplish this. – Isaiah 9:6,7 (NIV)
O Come all ye faithful….Come and behold Him…God’s ultimate creation story!