“His government and its peace will never end. He will rule with fairness and justice from the throne of his ancestor David for all eternity. The passionate commitment of the Lord of Heaven’s Armies will make this happen!” (Isaiah 9:7, NLT).

Henry VIII of England, who devised the Statute...The media has been abuzz with talk of a new royal heir to the throne of the United Kingdom. Producing an heir used to be critical to monarchies as lack of one could cause fighting and disruption of the government. Many people breathed a sigh of relief when one was discovered to be on the way. Henry VIII famously went through several wives in an attempt to produce a male heir.

The passion for power spurred kings to make sure their line continued but God’s passion is what brought us the heir to the eternal throne. Jesus is the true royal heir and redeemer and the one on whose shoulders rests the crown and scepter of the universe. His reign and the peace he brings will never end; we will never need another heir and there will be no more fighting over who’s in charge. At the time, his birth may have elicited more gossip than celebrity buzz, but it’s still cause for celebration and praise for God’s passionate commitment to make it happen.

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