As we continue to consider the Christ of Christmas, it is also important to take a moment and consider His supremacy. Jesus was the image of God. When we say Emmanual, God with us, we often forget that it was the Alpha and Omega’s opportunity to give us a true look at Him. Not so much how He looks; although, I am sure Jesus was quite handsome. No, it was an attempt to give His beloved creation a picture of how He, God, thought and felt about life and people.
God in the flesh was understated. He came in as a poor child in a stable and a manger. He owned nothing more than the clothes on His back. Jesus was not about stuff; He was focused on people. He healed, raised the dead, cleansed the lepers, cast out demons, and fed folks wherever He went. The Lord always stood for the underdogs and called the rich and righteous folks out for their pride and hubris.
He followed authority, unless that authority was evil or misrepresented the Father. Jesus spoke of love, reconciliation, peace, and contentment. He taught of a personal relationship with a God that truly cares for the least and the greatest. He never assumed prestige, He never walked to the head of the table. He always did for others, even until the day of his death.
Jesus was confident in His message, His method, and His mission. One must never confuse Jesus’ kindness for weakness! He could have called the entire Heavenly host and they would have come to His aid and protection. Here, is the key…while Jesus could have demonstrated His supremacy through pomp and ceremony; He chose not to. He could have ended any doubt in His supremacy through tremendous power and catastrophic natural disaster, but He did not.
Instead, Jesus demonstrated His supremacy by giving up His deity, withholding His emotion and demonstrating His love for us—in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us!!! Romans 5:8.
God Bless You
The Son is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. 16 For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him. 17 He is before all things, and in him all things hold together. 18 And he is the head of the body, the church; he is the beginning and the firstborn from among the dead, so that in everything he might have the supremacy. 19 For God was pleased to have all his fullness dwell in him, 20 and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether things on earth or things in heaven, by making peace through his blood, shed on the cross.
21 Once you were alienated from God and were enemies in your minds because of[g] your evil behavior. 22 But now he has reconciled you by Christ’s physical body through death to present you holy in his sight, without blemish and free from accusation— 23 if you continue in your faith, established and firm, and do not move from the hope held out in the gospel.