“Yes, all kings shall fall down before Him; All nations shall serve Him.” Psalm 72:11
There the baby was lying in a manger. He would be the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords. The Only Begotten Son, and the nations were to bow down before Him. It is so difficult to consider that the tiny, baby boy. The child who was a newborn was born to carry the weight of the world on His shoulders. Jesus, Savior, and Deliverer.
Fully God and fully man, Jesus would have dominion over all of the earth. Psalm 72:8 NKJV says His rule would be from “sea to sea, And from the River to the ends of the earth.” He was born to be worshipped and adored.
As we see in today’s reading, all people will eventually bow down before Him knowing that He is Lord. Yes, even those who fought against Him and worked to destroy Him. Even those who live in the dry and empty wilderness. All people will bow before Him, and as for His enemies, they will lick the dust as their faces meet the ground.
That’s quite some imagery we see in this passage. The absolute, unfathomable power of our King is detailed in these verses. He is righteousness and justice. He is help to the needy, the weak and the ill. He will crush those who beat down, torment and enslave others. And He will break them into pieces. Our God is serious about making sure His children are safe and protected, and that those who have harmed them will pay a steep penalty. I don’t know about you, but I have no desire to be on the receiving end of God’s wrath!
Today, I am thankful that my God is my Deliverer. He has rescued me from eternal death and separation from Him. He cares for the weak and the poor. He is ever present help to those who believe in Him. He is forgiver and redeemer, and He considers each one of us precious in His sight.
In a world where we want everything our way, I’m happy to do things God’s way and reap the beautiful, lifetime reward of deliverance. He delivers us from our sins, from bondage, lostness, and emptiness. He is God, and He is worthy of all praise.
Are you taking time to focus on Him as Christmas approaches? I encourage you to slow down and consider the magnitude of His holiness. Then, I implore you to look beyond Christmas. Look to the future; the time when Jesus Christ is coming back for His children. Are you ready? Are you anticipating His return with expectation? One day He is coming! Oh, what a glorious day!