Jesus: Baby—and a Lot More

Luke 2:16   (KJV)   16 And they came with haste, and found Mary, and Joseph, and the babe lying in a manger.

Luke 2.16 - Baby - and a Lot MoreJesus was described in no spectacular way; in fact, unlike Joseph and Mary, He was not even called by His Name. He was just referred to as babe.  This doesn’t mean however that that’s all there is to Him. Jesus was way more than just an ordinary baby.

What we know about Jesus, and what others know about Jesus fail in comparison to who our precious Lord really is.  Just because he was born humbly in a manger, just because he lived as a human being, just because he died, it doesn’t mean He is just an ordinary man. He is the king who came down from heaven. He lived as a man but he lived a victorious sinless life through 33 years of Him being here on Earth. He died a sacrificial death and paid for the sins of the whole world of all generations. And he is right now seated at the right hand of God the Father. He will come back as the King of all kings and the Lord of all lords to judge both the living and the dead. He will rule and reign over every tribe, every language, every nation—forever.

That’s our Jesus—and a lot more.

The description doesn’t define the person or create the substance. Others may perceive Him very lowly or unfavorably, but He is still the great He is. Same with us: others may look down on us and say all manners of evil against us, but we are who we are. We are not affected by people’s demeaning words if we don’t let them.

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