Hear these descriptions of the coming Messiah:
He will endure as long as the sun,
as long as the moon, through all generations.
He will rule from sea to sea…
to the ends of the earth. (Psalm 72:5, 8, NIV)
He will not shout or cry out,
or raise his voice in the streets.
A bruised reed he will not break,
and a smoldering wick he will not snuff out.
In faithfulness he will bring forth justice;
he will not falter or be discouraged
till he establishes justice on earth. (Isaiah 42:2-4, NIV)
“Here is your God!”
See, the Sovereign Lord comes with power,
and his arm rules for him…
He tends his flock like a shepherd:
He gathers the lambs in his arms
and carries them close to his heart;
he gently leads those that have young. (Isaiah 40:9-11, NIV)
When we think of Christ at Christmas,
we picture an infant in a manger.
But that is only one small part of
the living, eternal Christ.
The Psalms and the prophets draw many pictures of
all He is and
all He is to us.
He is a king,
a mighty champion,
a shepherd, and
a servant who suffers willingly, horribly for His people.
He is the glory of God,
a light to the nations,
the cornerstone chosen and precious.
As you think of Him this Advent and Christmas,
as you celebrate Him,
celebrate all He is and
all He is to you.