A Child Armed for Battle


his_sword.jpgWe sing a song in our church that talks about going into the Enemy’s camp and taking back what was stolen.

I don’t think that we tend to think of what we have lost due to sin. Nor do we think of the Christ child coming to Earth armed for battle. Yet this is indeed how He came, The Hero, The Man, The Divine.

The Enemy understood, even if we didn’t. In a little while, the sound of Rachel weeping for her children because they were no more rose up in the land because that Enemy saw his end.

Baby Jesus, meek and mild, would crush that Enemy’s head. And this He has accomplished.

Now we can plunder the Enemy’s camp and take back what was stolen from us through the power of Christ’s might.

Look what the Lord has done!

Our sins forgotten!



Inner peace!

Man, the abode of God!

Being changed from one degree of glory into another!

Eternal salvation!

This day, consider what the Lord has done.

Be blessed.

Merry Christmas,


7 thoughts on “A Child Armed for Battle

  1. The interesting thing about the sword/Bible graphic is how easily the secular world could misunderstand it.

    While those who know the scriptures would recognize the implict scriptural allusion to some versions in Pau’s letter to the Ephesians, there are those in the secular news media who would probably see the graphic as some sort of statement of political militancy or a desire to impose a “Christianist” theocracy on the country.

    Don’t think that I am just kidding. There is some real paranoia about xtians out there.

    • Peyton

      They are, in fact, right to be paranoid — but not because of us! It is not we who will come again with power and great glory!

      O GOD, whose blessed Son was manifested that he might destroy the works of the devil, and make us the sons of God, and heirs of eternal life; Grant us, we beseech thee, that, having this hope, we may purify ourselves, even as he is pure; that, when he shall appear again with power and great glory, we may be made like unto him in his eternal and glorious kingdom; where with thee, O Father, and thee, O Holy Ghost, he liveth and reigneth ever, one God, world without end. Amen.

      Collect for the Sixth Sunday After Epiphany, 1928 Book of Common Prayer

      And Merry Christmas to you all.

  2. jfn

    Well said! Hope you had a Wonderful Christmas, and we pray the New Year is filled with abundant blessings, for you and your family.

    Let’s celebrate, and dance, and sing, and shout, like the freed slaves that we are! God rent open the heavens and left His throne, to come to earth and take our place, ~~~~ Our Sins, which had condemned us to death, have been forgiven ~~~~God’s Grace alone has saved us!

    Let’s Celebrate! Let this Christmastide and New Year be one of remembering who we are, and celebrating our freedom ~~~~ by bringing others to the same freedom!

    Dan, you are such a special blessing to us, and we thank God that He continues to use you as a light bearer in a dusky and darkening world.

    jim, cara & chelsea

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