Revelation 1:1-8

In the infamous Will Ferrell movie, Talladegha (sp) Nights, perhaps the funniest scene in the whole movie, and they’re aren’t many, is when Ricky Bobby prays before a meal. Ricky is committed to praying to the baby Jesus who is his favorite “version” of Jesus.

As we approach Christmas we are reminded of the baby Jesus being born in a manger. It is the event that Christians believe changed the world. The second Person of the Trinity took on flesh and lived among us in what is known as the incarnation. The God who created the universe entered the world in the most humble circumstances imaginable.

We are reminded in this passage from Revelation however that this was no ordinary child. He from the moment of His birth was the King of Kings and Lord of Lords. He is the Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. He is the One who was and is and is to come.

As Kate and Juli have said so eloquently this week, He came to show us the way of the Kingdom of God. This is why the confession of the early church was Jesus is Lord! The truth is, it must be the confession of the church of today as well. He loves us. He came to show us the way of the Kingdom. He was born in a filthy manger. He walked on this fallen planet. He was crucified by cruel men. He was buried in a tomb. He rose from the dead. He ascended to heaven. He calls us to confess His Lordship and to live in obedience.

As we enter this holiday season, my question to us is: Will our favorite “version” of Jesus include the Jesus who is King of Kings and Lord of Lords?

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