King Jesus

Last night we braved the cold temperatures and took our daughters to Silver Dollar City to see the Christmas lights. When we could no longer feel our fingers or toes, we decided it was time to find a show so we could go inside and get warm. We saw The Living Nativity, which is a 15-minute musical highlighting the birth of Christ. During one scene, Caesar Augustus stood on a balcony with a scroll, declaring that a census be taken of the entire Roman world. Isabelle, who is 6 years old, leaned over to me and said, “He’s a king, but the REAL king is Jesus.”

Kids get it, don’t they? They see things clearly that we adults often miss…or dismiss. Most of the time we complicate matters with our adult-sized reasoning and logic. We try to understand God’s ways and figure everything out, refusing to believe something if it doesn’t make sense to us. That’s why Jesus said, “”Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. I tell you the truth, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it (Mark 10:14-15, NIV).” Knowing the Lord requires the faith of a child – a simple, trusting, awe-filled faith that accepts truth without trying to reason it out in our minds. Only when we become like little children will we be able to grasp deep spiritual truths.

When you see a nativity scene, remember that Jesus, the sweet little baby boy in the manger, was and is a king. In fact, like Isabelle said, He is THE king. Jesus wasn’t just another baby. He wasn’t randomly born. Jesus Christ came with purpose – to rescue us from slavery to sin, to redeem us and give us eternal life, and to reign as King of kings and Lord of lords.

Just as the shepherds and wise men came to worship Jesus in the manger so many years ago, one day everyone, whether they believe in King Jesus or not, will worship Him: “At the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father (Philippians 2:10-11, NIV.”

All praise, honor, and glory to King Jesus, the Name above all names, who lives and reigns forevermore!

Comments

  1. AMEN!

  2. Children DO get it! Bless ‘er little heart.

    And a Merry, Merry Christmas to you and your family. We hope you get too many blessings to count.