When I slide into my packaged baby Jesus Christmas mindset, I am foolishly forgetting that Jesus is the Word, and the Word is God, and the Word is present in the beginning and always.
During this season in the holiday whirlwind of pageants and parties, slow down before making your next move. Take some time each day to reflect on and humbly worship our perfect example: The King who rules over all of us little kings.
Let us give thanks for the coming of the King, the righteous judge, the one with the authority to pass judgment over death itself, and the one who delivers His people from every sorrow into everlasting joy and peace.
Through Christ, God would redeem the world and save us to himself. Through Christ, God would activate his church one person at a time. He would breathe in that other piece of the Trinity—the Spirit—and send us to make disciples as we go along the way.
How is it possible to daily live out peace, reconciliation, wholeness, the Trinity, citizenship, and Christ as the 'center' of our lives? How do we do this in the busyness of the Advent season?
Jesus does so much more than saying he is the Bread of Life. He fulfills his promise as he and his disciples share the Last Supper and he proves it through his sacrifice on the cross.