Num 1:44 These are those who were mustered, whom Moses and Aaron mustered with the help of the generals of Israel, twelve men, each representing his fathers’ house.
Num 1:45 So all those mustered of the people of Israel, by their fathers’ houses, from twenty years old and upward, every man able to go to war in Israel–
Num 1:46 all those mustered were 603,550.
the warrior child
These 603,550 men were chosen to represent their fathers’ houses when war came to the camp. They were the best that their leaders could get — the most able, the most courageous.
Who represented God’s house when war came to the world? It was his only Son — Jesus. As much as we wrap Christmas in fancy wrappers and display it with shining lights, it is still a story of a warrior come to deliver. He is the prince of peace because he came to wage war against the Adversary — and defeat him. He came to destroy the works of the devil.
LORD, we thank you for the warrior child whose birth we celebrate this day. He represents your house — and came to rescue your family.