The Birth Announcement of Jesus, Pt. 4

And the angel said unto her, Fear not Mary: for thou hast found favour with God.  And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name Jesus.  He shall be great, and shall be called the son of the highest: and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David: And he shall reign over the house of Jacob for ever; and of his kingdom there shall be no end.

Luke 1:30-33

In this “birth announcement of Jesus,” the angel tells Mary some interesting things about her future Son.  One of the most important things is that He is going to be the eternal One.

He will “reign over the house of Jacob for ever,” and “of his kingdom there shall be no end.”  There will be no end to the reign of this King because He is eternal and His Kingdom is eternal.

If there was any doubt at all in the mind of Mary as to Who this Son would be, this statement should have put it to rest.  This would be the eternal Son of the Highest, God in the flesh coming to save His people from their sins.

The most amazing part of these verses to me is that we, as Christians, are a part of that eternal kingdom.  We are part of the Kingdom of God.  The Lord Jesus Christ is our Lord, our God, and our King.  We join His Kingdom through the new birth, and are a part of it from then through eternity.  As humans, we have little understanding or ability to understand eternity.  We have no frame of reference for something that has no end, but that is the nature of this King and His Kingdom.

This little baby had no beginning and He will have no end.  And we can have a part in that Kingdom with Him.  What a wonderful Saviour!

4 responses to this post.

  1. What a beautiful encouraging post Ben! Thank you and God bless you!


  2. You are so right Ben! Eternity is beyond any reference point you or I know. We can only trust God for His glory and know that it will be beyond wonderful because HE has promised it would be!


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