Matthew 2v2 Hope
Where is the one who has been born King of the Jews. We saw his star in the east and have come to worship him.
The Jewish people had never had a king. God didn’t want them to have one because He wanted to be their king, but he eventually agreed.
The Jewish people soon discovered it wasn’t always to their advantage. They were heavily taxed or forced to work in strenuous building work.
However, they did have a very good king in David, “A man after God’s own heart” (1 Samuel 13v14) God promised David that he would always have a descendant on the throne. This was ultimately fulfilled in Jesus who reigns not just as King of the Jews but the whole world.
The prophets of the Old Testament talked about the ‘coming one’ who would be the Messiah, the Saviour of the World, the Hope of the Nation.
Unfortunately when He came that first Christmas very few people recognised Him. The Wise Men thought He would be in a palace which is why they called on Herod first. When they found the child in Bethlehem, as prophesied, they bowed down and worshipped Him.
The baby grew up, became a man, and died for the Salvation of the world. He is indeed the Hope of the Nations and ours too.
Do you recognise Him?
He wants to be your Saviour, Friend and Hope for the future.