It’s the greatest story ever.
Jesus’s birth was the fulfillment of many prophecies and a most incredible miracle.
It was the beginning of the story.
His death and resurrection are often seen as the end.
But it isn’t the end, it’s only another amazing part of the story.
Because Jesus paid for our sins and defeated spiritual death, one can get confused that is all there is.
Instead, the Bible tells us that Jesus is still working.
John 14:1-3 NKJV — “Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me. In My Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also.”
Jesus will return!
He ascended into heaven, but the work on earth and in heaven is continuing.
Acts 1:7 NKJV — And He said to them, “It is not for you to know times or seasons which the Father has put in His own authority. But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.”
Acts 1:9 NKJV — Now when He had spoken these things, while they watched, He was taken up, and a cloud received Him out of their sight.
Jesus gave specific instructions as to this work.
Matthew 28:18-20 NKJV — And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Amen.
Not only was His resurrection a new beginning for the disciples, it was the beginning of the His truth being spread to the whole earth.
For those who have put their trust in Jesus, we can praise God both for His gift of salvation and for the faithful who have walked in Jesus’s instruction.
It’s also important to remember we too are called to share the truth of Jesus; His birth, His death, His resurrection, and His return!
Revelation 19:11-13 NKJV — Now I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse. And He who sat on him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness He judges and makes war. His eyes were like a flame of fire, and on His head were many crowns. He had a name written that no one knew except Himself. He was clothed with a robe dipped in blood, and His name is called The Word of God.
Dear Lord Jesus,
Thank You for being our salvation and the hope we have. To know that Your promises are true, Your Word is good, and You are faithful, is such a comfort and blessing. Lord Jesus, I praise Your holy name! Thank You. Amen.
I wanted to share this Youtube link as it is one of my all time favorites:
That’s my king! https://youtu.be/upGCMl_b0n4