The King is Born

Re:Verse passage – John 19:5-16 (day seven)

The Lord said to Samuel, “Listen to the voice of the people in regard to all that they say to you, for they have not rejected you, but they have rejected Me from being king over them.  1 Samuel 8:7

We asked The King for another king, and he delivered, but another king could not be The King that we needed. The imperfection of mankind does not lend itself to being capable of true Kingship. The Perfect and Sovereign King knew our plight, so He sent His Son to be our King.

But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid; for behold, I bring you good news of great joy which will be for all the people;  for today in the city of David there has been born for you a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.  Luke 2:10-11

Immanuel! God with us! This was the Perfect King. The very King we needed, but even this King was rejected because He was not the King we expected.

Pilate said to them, “Shall I crucify your King?” The chief priests answered, “We have no king but Caesar.” John 19:15b

If the chief priests believe they have no other king but Caesar, then they have not only rejected Jesus as the Messiah, but they have rejected The Lord as their King.

Today we celebrate the birth of a King as the angels proclaimed in Luke 2. There are still those who reject Him, but we do not. We perceive His power. We worship His wisdom. We praise His Holy Name. We have no King but Jesus!

Author: Rick Henderson

Rick Henderson is the Associate Pastor for Students.

2 thoughts on “The King is Born”

  1. Wow never cease to amaze me! This is awesome..I live hiw you tied in the Christmas story with the PIlate/crucifixion story! Sooo good! So powerful!

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