What Child is This

Posted by on Dec 21, 2008 in Rev. Serven

William Dix; Scottsman who wrote “What Child is This?”. His revealing titles. Jesus Christ=Jehovah Saves, the Anointed One or Messiah. The faithful witness. The first born of the dead. The ruler of kings on earth. Alpha and Omega. Who is, who was, who is to come, the Almighty. His sacrificial work. Through regeneration, redemption, reformation. His certain return. All earth will see Him. All who reject Him will wail. All who love Him will rejoice.

Text: Revelation 1:4-8

All who came to see the baby Jesus in the manger were fascinated by Him. He looked ordinary enough nursing from his mother’s breast; yet there was something glorious and majestic about him. Several times various people actually bowed down and worshipped Him! This one fact alone shows us that He was truly unique in comparison to all other human beings, and yet He was like us too (Heb. 2:14-18). John had this to say about Jesus, “and the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father full of grace and truth” (John 1:14). Moreover, Paul stated the same truth another way; “For in him the whole fullness of deity dwells bodily” (Col 2:9). Throughout Jesus’ life the curiosity of people was aroused by his presence. He said and did some extraordinary things. The key thought in everyone’s mind at his birth was this–“What child is this, who, laid to rest, on Mary’s lap is sleeping?” “To him who loves us and has freed us from our sings by his blood and made us a kingdom, priest to his God and Father, to him be glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen.” (Revelation 1:5b-6).