Jesus, the Christ Child, is also “Everlasting Father”.
How can it be that this little child was also ‘Father of Eternal Life’ for all who believe?
The Father and the Son are One, together with the Spirit. It’s a paradox!
It boggles the mind, yet the Scriptures make it clear that He existed before creation!
“Christ is the visible image of the invisible God.
He existed before anything was created and is supreme over all creation,[e]
for through him God created everything
in the heavenly realms and on earth.
He made the things we can see
and the things we can’t see—
such as thrones, kingdoms, rulers, and authorities in the unseen world.
Everything was created through him and for him. He existed before anything else, and he holds all creation together.” (Colossians 1:15-17)
Clearly, this baby was no ordinary baby!
This baby actually predated the earth!
He opened the way for eternal life!
This is obviously hard to understand, but the Scriptures make it plain that it’s true anyway. Jesus himself said so!
“The people surrounded him and asked, “How long are you going to keep us in suspense? If you are the Messiah, tell us plainly.”
Jesus replied, “I have already told you, and you don’t believe me. The proof is the work I do in my Father’s name. But you don’t believe me because you are not my sheep. My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they will never perish. No one can snatch them away from me, for my Father has given them to me, and he is more powerful than anyone else. No one can snatch them from the Father’s hand. The Father and I are one.” (John 10:24-30)
This Christmas, as you seek to worship Jesus more fully, remember that, as God, He is beyond our understanding in many ways. There is a mystery here, but that does not mean that it’s untrue!
Worship Him as the Father of Eternal Life this year!
THIS Baby was different! THIS Baby was the King!
Consider and Discuss:
If Jesus is truly the “Everlasting Father” of eternal life, what does that mean to you? If He has given you ‘eternal life’, how does that change your perspective on Christmas?