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, and he will reign over Jacob’s descendants forever; his kingdom will never end.”
One of the most enduring British legends is that of King Arthur. We love the stories of the sword from the stone, the quest for the holy grail, and the partnership with Merlin. We love the tales of the knights of the round table; their exploits, their courage, their honour, love, and sense of duty. And then there is the promise that Arthur will return when the nations is under threat. A few good contenders for moments of national peril have come and gone with no sign of Arthur. So perhaps we shouldn’t bank too much on him turning up!
Kings in the bible are quite common and one King, King David, is seen as being pretty special and important and God himself did say that from his line the greatest king will come.
Long after David was dead and buried an angel told Mary she would conceive through the Holy Spirit. This was to be that King. Nine months later shepherds are told that this long awaited King had been born in their town and they were invited to go and see.
History is filled with many kings and queens, some are great some less so, but none compare to Jesus - the King of Kings, the Messiah the Son of the Most High. He would take on death and God would give him victory so His kingdom will never end. I finish with these borrowed words.
"Look ye saints, the sight is glorious,
See the Man of Sorrows now,
From the fight returned victorious,
Every knee to him shall now.
Crown him! Crown him!
Crowns become the Victors brow.”
By Thomas Kelly