Scripture: Luke 2:8-14
“But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise…the weak things of the world to confound the things that are mighty.” 1 Corinthians 1:27 (KJV)
The birth of a king is usually marked with pomp and pageantry by his subjects. It was not so for Christ, the King. His arrival into the world happened almost unnoticed.
God chose the most unusual way and place to introduce his son to mankind. Rather than announce him in opulence and wealth, he did so in the lowliest of places, a manger. Little wonder a lot of people, even the Jews, failed to recognize and acknowledge him as Lord, during his time and even to this day. They failed to look beyond the circumstance of his birth to the powerful message and gift God had sent to the world - a King that will bring peace with God and into the hearts of men had been born (Micah 5:2-5). A kind of peace that no one else can give (Jn. 14:27).
As Christians, the world over, celebrate his birth, find rest in the assurance that you have a king who can identify with your every situation- every need, pain, hurt, struggle and tear. He understands because he lived through them. This empathy underlined his ministry and has been extended through generations of man to you. Reach out today and embrace, into your life, this king whose presence brings peace like no other.
Lord, thank you for the gift of your son. May his peace continually reign in Jesus name, Amen.
The King of kings reigns in my life, therefore, I enjoy the peace of his presence.