When He Came

Author: Molly McTernan — Host: Dylan KraayenbrinkPosted on: December 17, 2023

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When He Came


When He came the first time

The world was in dire need

Arriving as a newborn baby

Not atop a gallant steed

This might come to some’s surprise

The way He came to us

But, Jesus comes with power and love

Not with pompous fuss

When He came the first time

He changed the world forever

Now those who trust in Him are His

And His love for us He will not sever

But, do you know something?

He’s coming back again!

Just imagine how the world will change

Then • Molly McTernan

• The word advent means “important arrival.” In the weeks leading up to Christmas, many Christians observe the season of Advent as a time to remember how Jesus came to earth the first time as a baby, and how He will come a second time to make all things new and dwell with His people forever. Even if the Christmas story is familiar to you, consider taking some time to think about how Jesus came the first time(Matthew 1:18–2:15; Luke 2:1-7). In what ways was His arrival surprising? Why do you think God the Father decided to send God the Son in such a humble way?

• What changed after Jesus came and lived among us, ultimately dying on the cross for us and rising from the grave? And how will the world change even more when Jesus returns? (Find out more on our “Know Jesus” page.)

For a child will be born for us, a son will be given to us, and the government will be on his shoulders. He will be named Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9:6 (CSB)