“Then the angel said to her, ‘Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God. And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bring forth a Son, and shall call His name Jesus . He will be great, and will be called the Son of the Highest; and the Lord God will give Him the throne of His father David. And He will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and of His kingdom there will be no end.’” (Luke 1:30-33 NKJ)
On this day we remember:
- The King of kings was born in a stable to remind us that as Our Shepherd He would rule over His Kingdom in humility with truth and grace, leading in strength yet full of compassion and mercy toward His Redeemed people
- The Great High Priest was born in a manger to remind us that He would be the Lamb that takes away the sin of His people by the shedding of His own blood some 33 years later and rose again from the dead to make intercession for us at the right hand of the Father in Heaven.
- The Great Prophet was born with an angelic host announcing His arrival to remind us that He is the revelation of God in the flesh, “who has fully revealed to us the secret counsel and will of God concerning our redemption” (Heidelberg Catechism #31).
We remember on this day the birth of Jesus Christ, very God, very man, who is Prophet, Priest and King. Let us bow down and worship Him with our whole hearts and proclaim Him to all who would hear the Good News to the glory of God – Soli Deo Gloria!