December 22, 2014

Luke 1:32 He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of his father David

About a year and a half ago (July 22, 2013 to be exact) there was a royal birth you may remember in Great Brittan. Prince George Alexander Louis was born to William and Kate and is third in line to the throne. First in line to the throne is Charles, Prince of Wales who turned 66 on November 14. Judging by the longevity of this group (Queen Elizabeth’s mother lived past 100) it could be quite a long time until George is king! Unless some of these monarchs find a way to retire and pass the throne on to the next in line we could be seeing senior Queens and Kings for a long time. But, however long it takes, George will never have to earn his title or his privilege. It will be given to him when the time comes as a right of birth. In the verse above we are told that Jesus will be given the throne of his father David, father meaning “ancestor” here. He was not going to get press coverage at his birth. Dignitaries from other nations would not send greetings and gifts. But he would become king none the less because of his right of birth, because of the plan of God. In one sense we are still waiting to see the full extent of his reign, but he was in line to the throne right from the beginning. Who is this baby in the nativity crèche in your living room or church or neighbor’s lawn display? Will the Christmas baby ever inherit the throne of your life?

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