Tuesday, December 17, 2013

The Promise Fulfilled

Four hundred years had passed.
Four hundred silent years.
No prophets spoke.
No God-words from burning bushes.
No messengers sent from Heaven.

The people waited.
They ate. They drank.
They married.
They lived. They died.


They knew the promise. They remembered.
They waited. It had been so long.
So long that some stopped passing on the promise to those who would come after them.
Some stopped looking.

In the fullness of time.

On a day like any other. The Promise.

With the cry of a newborn baby, the promise was fulfilled.

The Promised One inhaled the very air He breathed into existence.

Word made flesh. God born dirt. Clothed in flesh and bone.

Lowly shepherds bowed before the baby.

Wise men came with gifts for the child. 

From babe to child to man.
He breathed our air.
He walked our sod.

They misunderstood Him.
They rejected Him.
They sought to end Him.

They beat Him.
They bruised Him.
They nailed Him to a tree.

They killed Him.
They buried Him.

He rose again!

Years have passed. Silent years.
No prophets speak.
No burning bushes.
No angel visitations.

We wait.
We eat. We drink.
We marry.
We live.
We die.


Where is this coming He promised?

We know the promise.
We remember.
We wait.

We wait so long that we forget to pass the promise on to those who come after us.

We stop looking.

But in the fullness of time. 

On a day like any other.
The Promise will come again.

No baby's cry, but a cry of command, 
with the voice of an archangel
and with the sound of the trumpet of God, 
the Promise fulfilled. 

No swaddling clothes but a robe dipped in blood.

Eyes blazing like fire, 
and on His head many crowns. 
A sharp sword coming from His mouth 
and an iron scepter in His hand. 

King of Kings and Lord of Lords. 

Not only lowly shepherds. 
Not only three wise astronomers.

At His Name, the name of Jesus, EVERY knee will bow,
    in heaven and on earth and under the earth,
 and EVERY tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord,
    to the glory of God the Father.

No one will misunderstand this time. 
No one will escape.
No one can beat Him.
No one can bruise Him. 
No one can nail Him. 
No one can kill Him. 

He is coming again. 

Every single prophecy about His first coming was fulfilled. 

Jesus Christ, 
the same yesterday, today and forever, 
has also promised His second coming. 

It's a certainty. 
It's as good as done.   

Are you ready?

If you're not sure today if you're ready for Jesus' return 
or if He should choose to tarry, that you will go to Heaven when you die, 
don't wait another minute. 



  1. "Word made flesh. God born dirt. Clothed in flesh and bone."
    So, so thankful for this truth, not only at Christmas but every day.

  2. I cannot imagine what the silence had to feel like for those 400 years. So grateful that His Word is alive & living & speaks so loudly to us. Thank you for sharing this beautiful post! May you & your family have a most blessed Christmas!