Waiting for Jesus at Christmas

The Angels longed for an eternal Savior to worship
 
1 Peter 1:12:  “It was revealed to them that they were not serving themselves but you, when they spoke of the things that have now been told you by those who have preached the gospel to you by the Holy Spirit sent from heaven. Even angels long to look into these things.”
 
The Shepherds longed for a eternal lamb
Luke 2:20 “The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things they had heard and seen, which were just as they had been told.
 
The Wise men longed for a eternal King
Matthew 2:2 ““Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews? We saw his star when it rose and have come to worship him.”
 
Mary and Joseph longed for a son
Matthew 1:24-25 “ When Joseph woke up, he did what the angel of the Lord had commanded him and took Mary home as his wife. But he did not consummate their marriage until she gave birth to a son. And he gave him the name Jesus.
 
The High priest had their temporary lamb and were not interested.
John 18:14 “Caiaphas was the one who had advised the Jewish leaders that it would be good if one man died for the people.
 
The Pharisees had their traditions to save them and were not interested.
Mark 7:9 “And he continued, “You have a fine way of setting aside the commands of God in order to observe your own traditions!
 
The Romans had their temporary Kingdom and were not interested.
Matthew 15:20 “And when they had mocked him, they took off the purple robe and put his own clothes on him. Then they led him out to crucify him.
 
The Zealots had their revolutionaries and were not interested.
Mark 15:7,15  “ A man called Barabbas was in prison with the insurrectionists who had committed murder in the uprising…. wanting to satisfy the crowd, Pilate released Barabbas to them. He had Jesus flogged, and handed him over to be crucified.”
 
This Christmas, are you interested in worshiping a King who is worthy of worship, a lamb, worthy to satisfy the requirement for our sins, and a son: “Emanuel”, God with us!  Let us approach Him with full confidence this season, our hearts warmed and our longings satisfied.  Jesus!  The real reason for the season!
 
Merry Christmas!
 
Pastor Vince Gonzales