In the name of the Father and of the +Son and of the Holy Spirit, Amen.
Joy to the World the Lord is come, let earth receive her king! It is accomplished. It was planned from the foundation of the earth. (Eph. 1:3-4) So why do nations still fret? Why do they stamp their feet like prancing ponies, or petulant pre-schoolers, slamming doors like tantrumming teens yelling at their parents, “I hate you. Your ruining my life. I wish I’d never been born.” But the slammed door does not change the facts. The angry teen has been born. The kings of the earth can plan all they want, but it does not change the facts. Christ has come. All the kings of the world can’t change what the Lord had planned, nor what the Lord has done. For Our Lord’s birth and death have carved out for Him a bulwark, a people, a nation, a Church, a mountain, in the midst of His rebellious creation, by which He saves some from the raging flood of their sin.