2,000 years ago in Bethlehem, a dream came true–a dream that lived in the heart of God before the foundation of the world. The King of Kings–the hero of heaven and earth who would fulfill the greatest of all quests by rescuing and restoring the Father’s enslaved and estranged sons and daughters from sin, death, and the devil–was born.
Every year at this time, we tell the story of how the King of all Kings arrived, not in the halls of wealth and power, but in poverty, weakness, danger, and obscurity. The Son of God not only humbled Himself to become one of us; He came first to those who were oppressed, disenfranchised, and vulnerable. From the beginning of the story, it was clear that this King had not come to get something from those He had come to lead, but to give.
A King dreams of transforming the world for generations to come.
As King Jesus lived out His remarkable life on this earth, it became even more clear that His objective was not to build a movement or an empire that would bring glory to Him in the here and now. His vision was set on eternity, and on the generations both past and present who would benefit from His sacrificial life and death. Instead of seeking a throne, He poured Himself out to raise up a small group of men and women who would carry His Kingly heart and ultimately spread it to the whole world by living out the same pattern of love, humility, and sacrifice. His dream was to see the earth filled with kings and queens just like Him.
You and I are part of this dream. The King of Kings has chosen to point all He is at us, for our benefit. He has chosen to make us part of His family and grant us full access to the Father’s arms and the Father’s house. Nothing is impossible for us now. So what are we going to do?
This Christmas, I want to encourage you to give your life as a gift to others.
Jesus’ example proves that giving our lives as a gift to others is what opens the door for them to receive the love of the Father. This was what made Him the most influential person in history. When we imitate Jesus by using the best of our lives to love others well, we are making the dream of Heaven come true and releasing Heaven’s influence in the earth. We are acting like kings and queens, authentic sons and daughters of our Father. I pray that this Christmas, Heaven’s dream will come true in and through our lives just as it did in Bethlehem.
PS) How is Jesus asking you to love like Him this Christmas?
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