The Look of Faith at Christmas time

One of my favorite scenes from my childhood from my favorite Christmas season TV show. (The Little Drummer Boy)  Back then we had to wait once a year to see these.  No videos and no internet, no You Tube.

One of the Magi said to the Drummer boy:

“I am a mortal king only; But there is a King, among kings, who would save your little friend”

Drummer Boy: “The babe ? . . . But I don’t understand”

Magi: “It is not necessary that you understand . . .

Go to Him, look upon the new born King!”

[ If only Muslims and others who demand that they have to understand the doctrine of the Trinity, the Incarnation, the 2 natures of Christ, etc. with their unregenerate minds – if only they could grasp this!  We pray for God to open their hearts and minds!]

Simeon, after he looked upon the baby Jesus, said, “O Lord . . . My eyes have seen Your salvation.” Luke 2:29-30

That is “the look of faith”.  Help us look to Jesus and see Him in all His goodness, holiness, character, love, sovereignty, wisdom, and His blessings of salvation from sin by His incarnation, the atonement, and the resurrection from the dead.

Merry Christmas!

Matthew 1:18-25

Matthew 2:1-12

Luke chapters 1 and 2

John 1:1-5

John 1:14-18

Philippians 2:5-8


I wish the very ending narration had been more theological – instead of “that one tiny second of crystalline laughter” (? whatever that meant) – I wish they had said something about the gospel truth that the holy child was truly the Son of God, born of the virgin Mary. (Luke 1:34-35) and that only by looking upon Him in faith can one be saved, just as Simeon proclaimed.   They sort of implied that the drummer boy had a good heart, rather than looking upon the Son of God in faith is what changed him and caused him to repent and be free of his hatred and sinful attitude.

About Ken Temple

I am a follower of Jesus Christ. I am a sinner who has been saved by the grace of God alone (Ephesians 2:8-9), through faith alone (Galatians 2:16; Romans 3:28; 4:1-16), in Christ alone (John 14:6). But a true faith does not stay alone, it should result in change, fruit, good works, and deeper levels of repentance and hatred of my own sins of selfishness and pride. I am not better than you! I still make mistakes and sin, but the Lord is working on me, conforming me to His character. (Romans 8:28-29; 2 Corinthians 3:16-18) When I do sin, I hate the sin as it is an affront to God, and seek His forgiveness in repentance. (Mark 1:15; 2 Corinthians 7:7-10; Colossians 3:5-16 ) Praise God for His love for sinners (Romans 5:8), shown by the voluntary coming of Christ and His freely laying down His life for us (John 10:18), becoming flesh/human (John 1:1-5; 1:14; Philippians 2:5-8), dying for sins of people from all nations, tribes, and cultures (Revelation 5:9), on the cross, in history, rising from the dead (Romans 10:9-10; Matthew 28, Mark 16:1-8; Luke 24; John 20-21; 1 Corinthians chapter 15). His resurrection from the dead proved that Jesus is the Messiah, the eternal Son of God, the word of God from eternity past; and that He was all the gospels say He was and that He is truth and the life and the way to salvation. (John 14:6)
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