When Jesus Christ first appeared in His public ministry more than 2,000 years ago, many people put hope in Him as the Messiah; the King of Jews, and they followed Jesus around because they believed the “King” meant literally that Jesus would rule over the Romans and no other authorities from other kingdoms on earth would dare to disturb the Israelites.
If they followed Jesus faithfully, hopefully they could get at least certain important positions in the leadership once He ruled as a King and could enjoy the benefit and respect they desired.
But they were wrong.
Jesus was born as a Savior AND King, but far away from what the world expected from Him. His kingdom is not from this earth; He has far better Kingdom in Heaven, last eternally, in which He wants us to be with Him.
And Jesus showed humility and serving others nobody ever did. Jesus accepted the unaccepted people, Jesus loved the unlovable and the rejected ones.
His kingdom rule is sure different. “Blessed those who are poor in spirit, because Kingdom of heaven belongs to them” (Matt 5:3).
But aren’t we glad that He rules with OUR best interest in His mind, not His own (significantly different than nowadays politicians indeed). Accept His authority in our life, obey Him, respect Him, love Him.
Yes the decorations, the presents, the shoppings, the food, the fellowship with family and friends may can only be cherished once in a year; yet we can own the spirit of Christmas (Jesus is our Savior and King) lives in our heart all around the year.
Merry Christmas everyone!! 🎄🎄🎄