The Coming King
After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the time of King Herod, Magi from the east came to Jerusalem 2 and asked, “Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews? We saw his star when it rose and have come to worship him.” Matthew 2: 1,2 (NIV)
During his time on Earth Jesus preached that He was the king of Heaven and Earth. However some people refused to follow or believe Jesus because for many years they thought that the Messiah would be born inside a palace of a king, not in a manger where the animals eat. It is the same today, there are some who refuse to believe that Jesus is a king because of the simpleness of His birthplace. However simple His birthplace may have appeared many things prove otherwise that His birth was the birth of a king.
Twelve days after Jesus was born, the wise men, men of wealth and authority, traveled from distant lands to meet him, bringing with them gifts of gold, frankincense, and murr. An interesting fact about the wise men; the Bible does not mention how many wise men there were, we only think that it’s three because that’s the number of gifts presented to Jesus. Isn’t that amazing not just three, there could have been more then three wise men present at Jesus” birthplace.
What also occurred when the birth of Jesus happened was a new star was created in the sky, the angels of heaven sang with joy, and shepherds flocked to the manger to see Him. Now I dare anyone to say that the birth of Jesus was simple, and not one of a king, just because he was born in a stable. Nobility, peasants and angels came to see the baby, gifts of gold, frankincense and murr were offered, a star was created.
To those who do not believe that in Jesus as king because of His simple birth, look again. Jesus’ birth was anything less then simple. If you ask me, and anyone else who knows their scriptures, that was the birth suited only for a king, not just any king, the King of Kings. And that is who Jesus is, a king, a king coming to bring His people to His kingdom, to bring them home.
Posted on December 21, 2011, in Spiritual Life, Top Stories and tagged Christ, frankincense, gifts, gold, Jesus, king, King of Kings, manger, murr, shepherds, stable, star, wise men. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.