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It’s a Boy . . . Born to do the Will of the Father

“For I have come down from heaven not to do my will but to do the will of him who sent me…my Father’s will is that everyone who looks to the Son and believes in him shall have eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day.”
John 6:38-40

As I watched the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II on YouTube this week, the gold and jewels did catch my eye. What held my attention though was the emphasis on God, portrayed in the royal Regalia. For instance, the Orb represents Christ’s dominion over the world, the Sovereign’s Sceptre temporal power under God, and the Bible “to keep your Majesty mindful of the Law and Gospel of God as the rule for the whole of life and government”. And, the Archbishop prayed for Elizabeth’s devotion to the Almighty.

Do we think of Queen Elizabeth considering the Law and Gospel of God in her rule? She indeed may, but will Charles and William and George in this post-modern age?  

It is clear, however, that Jesus understood He had been born to do the will of the Father. At the age of twelve He amazed the Jewish teachers with His theology, His only explanation, “I had to be about my Father’s business” (Luke 2:49 KJV). He knew that He had come down from heaven: “to do the will of him who sent me.”

So, what is the will of God? Seems pretty clear as Jesus spells it out: “For my Father’s will is that everyone who looks to the Son and believes in him shall have eternal life.” In John10:10 He said, “I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.”

Once I see Jesus for who He is, the Son of God, and entrust my life to Him, I have (present tense) eternal life in all its fullness in me. Add to that the promise of being raised up with Jesus at the last day.

Think how amazing this is. If Jesus had not been born…! But He was. It pleased the Father to give me life in the Son. Thank You Jesus for Your bold, uncompromised, unswerving commitment to the will of the Father.

Nancy P

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