Jesus: God’s Magnum Opus

Jesus: God’s Magnum Opus

A magnum opus (Latin for “great work”) usually describes an artist or writer’s greatest achievement, his crowning masterpiece. God has always been working his consistent plan of salvation, as illustrated in six miraculous births to men who played significant roles.  But God’s magnum opus is the seventh birthday, the coming of Jesus Christ, His masterpiece of providing salvation for His people.

But the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary; you have found favor with God. You will conceive and give birth to a son, and you are to call him Jesus. He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of his father David, and he will reign over Jacob’s descendants forever; his kingdom will never end.”

“How will this be,” Mary asked the angel, “since I am a virgin?”

The angel answered, “The Holy Spirit will come on you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. So the holy one to be born will be called the Son of God. Even Elizabeth your relative is going to have a child in her old age, and she who was said to be unable to conceive is in her sixth month. For no word from God will ever fail.”

Luke 1:30-37


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