Posted by: trbccoffeebreak | December 12, 2018

The Big Reveal

“Then the angel said to her, Do not be afraid Mary, for you have found favor with God. Now listen. You will conceive and give birth to a son and you will call His name Jesus.” Luke 1:30-31 (NKJV)

Pink or blue – is it a boy or girl? The big reveal keeps us captivated and waiting on the edge of our seat for the gender reveal. Balloons are popped, cupcakes eaten and then there’s that pivot moment when pink or blue unveils it’s a boy or girl. Love watching these on Facebook and hearing the exciting announcement over a sweet bundle of joy. Even better in person when we’re part of the grand reveal.

Thousands of years ago, before parties and celebrations were even thought of, God ushered in the sweetest reveal of all time. The foretelling of the Christ child defined not only His gender but who He is. Love those words from Isaiah declaring Jesus would be our Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father and Prince of Peace. God with us – Immanuel (Matthew 1:23). Messiah, Savior and Lord.

Before Mary glimpsed His face, she knew He’d be more than she could ever imagine. I can almost see the tiny babe captivating and stealing away her heart. A redemption plan birthed from the beginning of time. Held close until the exact moment when God released His Son to earth.

No balloons, cupcakes, pink or blue – just a tiny manger, a starry night and the sweet cry of a babe born. Totally amazing – God’s announcement unfolding throughout scripture. The long awaited Messiah celebrated by an angelic host, humble shepherds, wise men and faithful servants. One extraordinary moment changing our world forever.

Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace – what aspect of His character steals your heart away? Can’t deny His ever presence in 2018. In all our deep questions, He has prevailed as Counselor. When challenges overswept us, He was our Mighty God. In the midst of doubts and insecurities, He has been our Eternal Father. And during a tumultuous year in our nation, we have clung to God as our Prince of Peace. The grandest reveal of all times – still revealing Himself to us every day.

“Father, You fulfilled Your promise many years ago with the birth of Your Son and You continue to amaze us today – Praising You for revealing Yourself to us.”

For His Glory

Janet Martin
TRBC Women’s Life

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