“I see him, but not now; I behold him, but not near: a star shall come out of Jacob, and a scepter shall rise out of Israel; it shall crush the forehead of Moab and break down all the sons of Sheth.”
Last night in the sky, we observed a bright star in the night sky deemed “The Star of Bethlehem.” Whether it was the star of Bethlehem or if it was only a nickname, it was a beautiful reminder of the upcoming celebration of the birth of our Lord! Jesus tells John in Revelation 22, “I am the root and the descendant of David, the bright morning star.” We have the privilege of knowing the God who rules and reigns over this earth. It is He who has crushed the power of sin, evil, and death so we might live in communion with the Father. When you feel like evil surrounds you, be confident in Christ! Nothing can overtake you when you are covered in the blood of the lamb. Praise the Lord that we are on the winning side!
"I AM THE ROOT AND THE DESCENDANT OF DAVID, THE BRIGHT AND MORNING STAR."
LORD, thank you for sending your son, Jesus, to fulfill the law and prophets. Thank you for the blood of the lamb that cleanses sin. Jesus, you are the ruler of all. Please forgive me for doubting your power. Please help me to remember that you are all-powerful and that you do ALL things well.