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Saturday, December 21, 2013

Do You Know He Is?

English: child Jesus with the virgin Mary, wit...
English: child Jesus with the virgin Mary, with the Holy Spirit (represented as a dove) and God the Father, with child john the Baptist and saint Elizabeth on the right (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
A line from a popular Christmas carol goes like this: We didn't know who you were. The person seems to be apologizing on behalf of the world because we didn't know who Jesus was. He came into the world as a helpless baby in a manger, of all places, born to ordinary parents and lived the life of an ordinary carpenter.

When He began to perform miracles, people said, "Is not this the carpenter, the son of Mary, the brother of James, and Joses, and of Juda, and Simon? and are not his sisters here with us? And they were offended at him" (Mark 6: 3). And because they didn't know who He was, they ignored or scoffed at what He had to say. They never believed He could be the Son of God, even though the prophets foretold his birth centuries earlier. Read Isaiah 7: 14; 9: 6 - 7; Micah 5: 2.

And when they finally crucified Him thirty-three years later, they still didn't know who He was. And so it is today. Many still don't know, or refuse to believe, who Jesus is. Do you know He is? He is the Savior of the world; Emmanuel, God with us; Son of God and the second Person of the Trinity; the great I AM; King of Kings and Lord of Lords; the Ancient of days; the Conquering Lion of Judah; the Bright and Morning Star and much more.

Get to know Him this Christmas. Ask Him to reveal Himself to you, and He will. Have a blessed Christmas! Enjoy the soothing rendition of steelband Christmas carol and the absolutely gorgeous creches in the video below.




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