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The Child Who Conquers Is the Conqueror Who Brings Peace





“And all they that heard them laid them up in their hearts, saying, What manner of child shall this be! And the hand of the Lord was with him.” - Luke 1:66

“But the men marveled, saying, What manner of man is this, that even the winds and the sea obey him! “ - Matthew 8:27

What child is this? What manner of man is Jesus? This is our question for thought and meditation as we seek Him in a new way and gaze upon His presence.

From infancy, everything about Jesus was special. The events of His birth, the circumstances of His life, and the very countenance of His presence evoked the seeking question of this season. His words, deeds, and mannerisms all announce His divinity and significance.

We join William C. Dix in singing:

What child is this who laid to rest
On Mary’s lap is sleeping?
Whom angels greet with anthems sweet
While shepherds watch are keeping?
This, this is Christ the King,
Whom shepherds guard and angels sing;
Haste, haste to bring Him laud,
The babe, the child of Mary.

Consider the meaning of Jesus in your life as You prepare for Christmas.