"For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Of the greatness of his government and peace there will be no end."
"He will deliver the needy who cry out, the afflicted who have no one to help. He will take pity on the weak and the needy and save the needy from death. He will rescue them from oppression and violence, for precious is their blood in his sight." (Psalm 72:12-14)
David recognized that deep compassion and care for God’s people, as well as warring against and forever defeating oppression, were the signs of a perfect King - one whose moral judgment and selflessness would never be compromised. In addition to being the moment the Savior came into the world, Christmas marked the beginning of the legacy of eternity's greatest King. Jesus will continue to reign long after the kings and kingdoms of this world pass away, and we will get to live under the covering of His perfect love forever.
As we go into the new week let's remember God's amazing compassion. He cares for each one of us. In every situation He is for us.
"What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?" (Romans 8:31)
This means we can face the future with confidence.
Mike and Daphne.