In a stable, Mary held close in her arms a baby boy who would grow up to become the primary Advocate for God’s chosen, His elect. You and me.
A few years ago, I was wrongly accused on the job. Frustrated and angry, I felt I was losing my reputation with the overwhelming lies spoken against me. But as I prayed, I pictured Jesus contending for me in a courtroom, speaking truth on my behalf.
As He stands before the bench where God the Father presides, Jesus, our attorney, dressed in a three-piece suit and tie, intercedes, building a case for our redemption. He points to His atoning work on the cross. We can and will win. Is God for us? Always.
The Prophet Isaiah wrote, “Behold my servant, whom I uphold, my chosen, in whom my soul delights; I have put my Spirit upon him; he will bring forth justice to the nations.” (Isaiah 42:1, ESV) There’s confidence in knowing in advance that through Christ, our heavenly Father will establish justice on the earth, and that He cannot fail. That stability offers us certainty in the outcome, even as we celebrate His simple beginnings.
Have you dealt with injustice? If so, what did the Holy Spirit show you in the process?