During Advent, we are invited to fix our eyes on Jesus Christ, Immanuel – “God with us.” We meditate upon the mystery of His birth. We celebrate the fulfillment of God’s promises. We prepare for His return.
In Jesus Christ, we see that the Creator descended from heaven to save the world. As Scripture says, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. . . . And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us” (John 1:1, 14a).
The Lord Jesus, who spoke the stars into existence, cooed and babbled like other babies before learning how to talk.
The Lord Jesus, who formed man from the dust, waddled and stumbled before learning how to walk.
The Lord Jesus, the “I am” before Abraham was, sat and listened to the teachers at the temple.
The Lord Jesus, before whom the living creatures, elders and angels bring constant worship, suffered pain, humiliation and death.
The Lord Jesus, the Almighty over all the heavens and the earth, became a migrant for us. The Lord God moved Himself to bring about our salvation.
Someday soon, the Lord Jesus – who had been a refugee child in Egypt, a weary traveler in Samaria and a sleeping passenger on the Sea of Galilee – will return in glory as the King of kings and Lord of lords.
Creator and Sustainer of all life, we praise You because You have revealed Yourself through Jesus Christ. We know what love is because He laid down His life for us. We know the greatness of Your power because You raised Christ from the dead and seated Him in the heavenly places. Our Migrant Savior, we give You all glory and honor and blessing.
Jesus, Your name is above every name. Make our attitudes and our hearts more like You – that we would not hold tightly to our positions but that we would empty ourselves and become servants. We humble ourselves before You and put our lives before Your feet. As we are transformed to become more and more like You, may Your salvation be known over all the earth.
Ask God how else to pray.