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.
Luke chapters 1 and 2
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.