“Ho, Ho, Ho, Shatter!”
Psalm 2: 9; 110: 6: “You shall break them with a rod of iron, You shall shatter them like earthenware ... He will judge among the nations, He will fill them with corpses, He will scatter the chief men over a broad country.” Don’t you love the Christmas Day Psalms – they’re so unexpected! Earthenware-like shattering and corpse-filled nations, the Babe in the manger hardly seems capable of. But that’s why He came, to redeem, then to rule. And while the prophetic language here may seem a little graphic, it’s making a point: The Son didn’t come to earth with game-playing in mind. Merry Christmas!