Friday, December 25, 2015

Birth of a King

Today's picture was taken 100 years ago in Bethlehem, but the scene is reminiscent of event we celebrate today, the birth of a King. Jesus came into the world some two thousand years ago to save mankind from their sin. He will return soon as KING of Kings and LORD of LORDS. His first arrival was not something that just happened out of nowhere. He was a saviour that had been promised from the dawn of time. The prophet Isaiah had promised his arrival in Isaiah 9:2-7:

The people that walked in darkness have seen a great light: they that dwell in the land of the shadow of death, upon them hath the light shined.

Thou hast multiplied the nation, and not increased the joy: they joy before thee according to the joy in harvest, and as men rejoice when they divide the spoil.

For thou hast broken the yoke of his burden, and the staff of his shoulder, the rod of his oppressor, as in the day of Midian.

For every battle of the warrior is with confused noise, and garments rolled in blood; but this shall be with burning and fuel of fire.

For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.

Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even for ever. The zeal of the Lordof hosts will perform this.

1 comment:

  1. I've really enjoyed these photos, and today's texts are among my favorites. Handel certainly did a good job when he set them to music in "Messiah."