His muscles rippled with brute strength and sturdy beauty.
Not an ounce of fat to be had; Shoulders broad, his arms outstretched in arc form to both bear and carry the entire sphere!
It is he – Atlas.
The Greek,Titan god of endurance, astronomy, and bearer of the heavens, carrying the weight of the world on his shoulders. According to Greek Myth, Atlas kept it all going. The Greeks had it kind of right, but mostly wrong.
This is the finite and puny image I conjure up in my mind when I try to fathom what is meant by “and the government shall be upon his shoulders.” (Isaiah 9:6)
Truth be told,
it is HE,
Maker of the heavens and the sphere (earth) who keeps it all going.
Jesus keeps the universe in motion. It is HE who has authority; all authority is His. King of kings and LORD of lords. So hard to imagine with our foggy sight.
The baby born….the son given…to us, also was given ownership of all authority – was, and IS today…and will be forevermore.
“…and the government will be on his shoulders.” (Isaiah 9:6)
Imagine this on your birth announcement! No wonder Mary pondered…
This is a fearful place, this earth. Many fear where this world is headed as news reports drone on about the “governments” all over the world that are failing, struggling, and warring.
And yet, God is in control.
Jesus has been raised up far above all – everything!
“…far above all rule and authority, power and dominion, and every title that can be given, not only in the present age but also in the one to come. And God placed all things under his feet and appointed him to be head over everything….” (Ephesians 1:21& 22a)
“He is before all things, and in him all things hold together.” (Colossians 1:17)
It is not Atlas. Or any other fanciful myth or imaginings.
In the dark, dank stable, lying in a feed trough, “a baby born,…a son given” (Isaiah 9:6) — it was HE, Jesus who was bestowed with the government upon His shoulders. Power and authority is His, even now. We need not fret or be filled with worry-ful concern for this earthly sphere.
It is HE!
This baby King holds it all together!
Imagine — all this wrapped up in the Gift!
Look not and see a helpless babe this Christmas, but look and see the King of kings holding all authority in heaven and on earth and claim Him as your own.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=83huFAMOte0 (turn up the sound & view this)
Come and worship Christ the newborn King!