When the angel Gabriel came to Mary to announce that she would be the mother of the Christ, the Savior of the world, he told Mary these things: “He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High; and the Lord God will give Him the throne of His father David; and He will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and His kingdom will have no end.” (Luke 1:32-33)
“He will be great.” That, my friend, was an understatement.
At twelve years old, He left the intellectual elite of the day scratching their heads in awe of His understanding. Later He altered the biological and chemical composition of water with only a word and without a lab. He gave sight back to the blind without an eye exam, He restored the leper without a pharmacy, and He cured terminal diseases without even charging a copay.
He defied the law of gravity without ever defiling the law of God. He spoke to the wind and it laid down like an obedient service dog.
He fed thousands with a snack pack. He made the dead get out of bed. He answered the unanswerable with wisdom beyond his years.
He was beaten for being good and died for those who had been bad.
In His death, He made our last enemy His first casualty. He was knocked down, but make no mistake, He got back up. He assaulted the gates of hell from the inside, assessed deaths holdings, made the down payment, and walked away with the keys.
He led a group of uneducated fishermen to start a revolution that spans across empires and ages. He ascended into Heaven and, in full confidence, approached the inapproachable God and sat down.
He was great, He is great, and He remains great forever.
-Pastor Ben Webb