Over the past few years, a new craze has begun. It’s a way to announce the sex of the unborn child. It’s called Gender Reveal. Sometimes invitations are sent out. Sometimes parties are planned. Sometimes it’s a dinner with family and friends.
Imagine if Mary and Joseph had a Gender Reveal party for Jesus. The invitations might read: King or Queen. What will baby be? Come one. Come all. And we shall see.
I imagine Joseph carefully architecting board game pieces that when they come together would provide the clue. A picture of a KING’s crown of thorns maybe?
I imagine Joseph and Mary inviting Elizabeth and Zachariah. Imagine Elizabeth is ready to deliver any day now. Joseph and Mary take turns reading little known facts that have already been revealed about the CHILD to come. Each time they read one the baby inside Elizabeth noticeably leaps for joy.
Imagine some of the TRUTHs read:
Son of God…
HE will be great (eminent)…
HE will be called the Son of the Most High…
The LORD God will give to HIM the throne of HIS forefather David…
HE will reign over the house of Jacob throughout the ages…
And of HIS reign there will be no end…
HIS Name shall be Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father [of eternity],
Prince of Peace…
HE shall be called Immanuel (God with us)…
Of the increase of HIS government and of peace there shall be no end…
And imagine the reaction of some of the friends and family members as they hear the TRUTHs.
“Did she say Son of God? Hmmm. Yeah, right! Mary must have been drinking from the wrong punch bowl” might be heard uttered as those around laugh. Women might be seen covering their mouths with their hands while simultaneously shaking their heads signifying sheer disapproval. Men might be seen rolling their eyes with the same look of disbelief.
Imagine Zachariah going around at the reveal with a piece of wood with just one word carved in it. The one word engraved maybe written two or three times on the piece of wood. Zachariah might start off walking around the party attendees with the sign held high over his head so everyone can see it. Imagine his reaction as he begins to hear the mumbling of disbelief intensifying from family and friends. He might become more emphatic in his display. He might begin to take his sign and blatantly shove it in peoples faces as tears run down his face. The word engraved? BELIEVE!
And imagine the final announcement by Joseph:
King is right. King Jesus HE shall be. Best reveal ever. Just wait and see.
Be Strengthened and Encouraged in HIM,
The person who has MY commands and keeps them is the one who [really] loves ME; and whoever [really] loves ME will be loved by MY Father, and I [too] will love him and will show (reveal, manifest) MYSELF to him. [I will let MYSELF be clearly seen by him and make MYSELF real to him]. John 14:21 AMPC
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