Our response to the vision of the glorified, risen Jesus Christ given to the Apostle John, must be the same as John's response: "When I saw him, I fell at his feet as though dead" (Rev 1:17).
He is the Jesus, eternal Son of God, whose birth as a man we will celebrate on Christmas Day.
It is this awesome King who was born of Mary, who became one of us to save us from our sins and grant us eternal life. This is the reason why the angels sang, the shepherds worshipped and the wise men served him with the royal gifts and honour! Because he is Israel’s great and glorious Messiah, our Lord, Redeemer and Saviour!
We too should fall at it his feet in worship!
Christmas is not a sentimental feast around a helpless babe. No, Christmas proclaims: The King was born! The King conquers! The King is coming! The King is coming indeed!
He is the mighty King whom we await during the Advent season. (The four Sundays before Christmas).
He who takes away and overcomes our suffering, who makes us one with him in his Kingdom, who grants us perseverance until he returns and shares his heavenly glory with us forever, it is his second coming we await and his coming we celebrate during the four Sundays of the advent Season.
He was born in our place. He came to remain with us through the indwelling of the Holy Spirit. And he is coming to finally grant us his perfect Kingdom in the new heaven and earth.
Never live in fear. Celebrate our hope in him alone.
Do not be afraid. The King that was born is called Jesus: The LORD saves!
Do not be afraid: The King that was born reigns forever.
Do not be afraid: The King is coming! The King is coming indeed!