Re:Verse passage – John 18:33-40 (day two)
Therefore Pilate said to Him, “So You are a king?” Jesus answered, “You say correctly that I am a king. For this I have been born, and for this I have come into the world, to testify to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth hears My voice.” vs. 37
Joy to the world, the Lord has come; Let earth receive her King
As I prepared the hymnody for this week’s scripture I was looking at different scripture references specifically describing Jesus as King. I was pleasantly surprised to see so many carols included in the list. Jesus’ words to Pilate indicate in no uncertain terms that he came as a child as King. Let it be clearly understood that Jesus knew of his divinity and his purpose. The dignity he displays at this interrogation is remarkable. Meek and humble yes, but with all the authority of heaven and earth at his command. All so we could have the hope of heaven. As we celebrate this coming of the Christ child, may we never forget to honor Christ the King.