Christmas has come and gone. The turkey is done and the tinsel’s looking drab. We’ve heard the nativity story for another year, it’s time to pack away Mary and Joseph, leave Bethlehem and return to reality.
But don’t forget to bring King Jesus with you. He came as a baby, but he came as the king. He rules now, we’re in the eternal Jesus season.
We’ve seen this in our Christmas Devotional: Jesus born in a manger is the Psalm 2 King. God’s eternal long promised king, is seated on His throne. The one who judge God’s enemies, and brings a glorious salvation for God’s people is already in charge.
Read what God says as the nations rage against him.
Psalm 2: 6-12
“As for me, I have set my Kingon Zion, my holy hill.”
The I will tell of the decree:
said to me, “You are my Son;
Ask of me, and I will make the nations your heritage,
and the ends of the earth your possession.
today I have begotten you.
You shall break them with a rod of iron
and dash them in pieces like a potter's vessel.”
Serve the with fear,
Kiss the Son,
lest he be angry, and you perish in the way,
for his wrath is quickly kindled.
and rejoice with trembling.
LordNow therefore, O kings, be wise;
be warned, O rulers of the earth.
LordBlessed are all who take refuge in him.
So as we head back to a reality of the world of political turmoil, international discords, and office politics, remember who rules. Our king, the long promised one. God has set Jesus on high. The earth will be his, those who don’t turn and serve him will be destroyed, and his power is massive.
And as we head back to the reality of the daily fight of living for Jesus, in this busy, exhausting world, refuge in the one who rules. Your king is on the throne: ‘your refuge, your hiding place, your place of comfort, rest and joy is in him. Blessed are all who take refuge in him.’
If you’re planning on making a New Year’s resolution, if you one aim for your return to London and work or study, make it this:to keep clinging to your king, to keep resting in him, to keep remembering what he’s like, to keep asking God that you would love him more, to keep living with him as ruler of all.
‘Hark the herald angels sing "Glory to the newborn king"’