Wednesday, 24 July 2013

Born to be King

Many years ago, Princess Elizabeth, later to become Queen Elizabeth II, was on an overseas trip. They came to a mountain and the princess, with a few others, climbed the mountain, leaving the rest of the party at the foot. While they were gone, word came to the camp that her father, the King, had died. From then on, people said of her, "she went up the mountain a princess and came down a queen."

Yesterday, the Belfast Telegraph carried the headline "A King is Born." However, Elizabeth was born a princess, one day to become queen. The new royal baby was "born to be king", but not "born a king."

Only one person in history was born a king, born with the right to rule. That person stands as a unique figure in the history of the world, the Lord Jesus Christ, the son of God.

It was said of Him, "Where is He that is born king of the Jews."

The One who was born King, chose for Himself a cross, so that we could become part of His "royal" family. Now the cross is empty, the tomb is empty, He is on the throne waiting the day when He will come back to rule and be known as King of Kings and Lord of Lords.

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