We have come to worship Him

Matthew 2:2
“for we have seen his star in the east, and are come to worship him”

On this first Sunday of Advent, as our hearts joyfully prepare to celebrate the nativity and as we begin preparations for the festivities, let us never forget the true beauty behind Christmas: a Saviour is born to us!

 

Hallelujah! God has not sent us some random liberator: a superhero, a president, a conqueror or a celebrity… No, He has sent us His own Son. The one who is perfect, who has no beginning and no end, the one whose throne all the angels and saints bow to, the one whose presence is the centre of the whole of heaven: Jesus Christ the Messiah!

 

Oh the glory of Jesus who became man so that we could become children of God! The Son of God became Son of Man so that the sons of men could become sons of God. He came in the most absolute and complete humility to reveal to us His desire to live with us. 

 

Jesus Christ, whose “whole person is full of charm” (Song of Solomon 5:16), longs to dwell in our hearts, which is why the Father sent Him to earth. We now know the name of the Saviour of the world: Emmanuel – God with us. Jesus is the only one who deserves all our affection and attention. He is truly worthy of our praise and adoration. He is the most beautiful among thousands, in Him are all things and for Him are all things. Majestic, glorious and marvellous is the One born in Bethlehem. He is the Alpha and Omega, the Ancient of Days and His coming changed the course of history.

 

So, at this time of advent, let us opt for the same attitude of reverence of the magi from the East towards Christ. Let us stop all our activities, stop the gear, throw off every burden (Hebrews 12:1) and bow down before the King of kings. For we too have “come to worship Him”.

Prayer: Holy Spirit, show me the beauty of Jesus so that I may worship Him and give Him the honourable and glorious praise that is His due. I love you Lord, thank you for loving me so much and thank you for this wonderful time of celebration that is opening before me – may it bring me closer to You. Amen.

Quote: The Son of God became Son of Man so that the sons of men could become sons of God.

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