To all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God.
Christmas tells the story of the birth of the greatest person who ever lived. That baby, born in Bethlehem, grew up in Nazareth and died in Jerusalem.
But that wasn’t the end.
He rose again, returned to heaven, and is now ruling at God’s right hand. His name is Jesus Christ.
After his humiliation and death on the cross, he was exalted “above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth” (Philippians 2:9-10). All angels, demons, and human beings must bow to his glory.
Jesus is the King of kings and the Lord of lords. He sits on the throne of the universe and holds the reins of history in his hands.
He triumphed over the devil and his hosts and holds the keys of death and hell.
Before him, kings and servants, serfs and masters, powerful and meek need to bow down and recognize that he is Lord.
Jesus has all the authority and power in heaven and on earth. His power is irresistible, his kingdom is eternal, and his glory is incomparable.
To him be all glory forever and ever!
Lord, as this year ends, may I bow down and worship the King of kings and the Lord of lords. Jesus, name above all names, thank you for saving me. In your name I pray. Amen.
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