Glen at the King’s English blog has an excellent devotional today on The Messiah.
… the Messiah is not anointed by men, but by God Himself. This happened before the world began. Not with oil – a symbol. He is anointed with the Spirit Himself. Before there was a universe God has been anointing God with God! The Father is pouring His Spirit onto and into His Son.
So that He can be our righteous King, ruling the nations, protecting His people, executing justice.
So that He can be our faithful Priest, mercifully mediating our life with God.
So that He can be God’s truthful Prophet, bringing us the mind and heart of God.
To see the Messiah is to see the life of the Holy Spirit embodied. And to see the Holy Spirit we look to the Anointed One in action. He is the One filled beyond measure with the Spirit of God.
From the overflow of His life has come a whole universe.
To the overflow of His grace does the whole Bible witness.
Glen’s closing questions are good ones for Holy Week reflection:
Have we minimized Christ in our thinking and outlook? Have other things distracted us from Him? How can we return to the Centre of all things?
Update: Somewhat unexpectedly, I found Michael W. Smith’s Christmas song “Christ the Messiah,” from his 1989 album Christmas, coming to mind as I reflected on Glen’s words. But as I discovered upon listening to it, it’s VERY appropriate for Holy Week listening too!