Tuesday, July 23, 2013

A Baby Boy Has Been Born

Wow!  I never remember such pomp and celebration given over the birth of a baby {except for Jesus and I will get there shortly}.  Every television channel was interrupted to tell of this wonderful event.  He is a big boy!  

He will grow up to have every luxury one could imagine.  He was born in the best hospital in England with the best doctors.  He will live in a palace all the days of his life and will go to the best schools.  He will have cameras in his face until the day he dies.  The whole world will know all about this baby boy.

Compare that to another baby born hundreds of years ago.  He was born in a stable to a young woman who was not even married to his father.  He was born in a stable.  Although there was no media, God rejoiced at His birth...the multitude of angels singing and the star.  

The little prince will grow up to be a king some day.  However, what will he accomplish in his life?  The royalty in England are really just for show.  I don't think they do much in the way of politics or anything.  Yes, they are involved in charities and smash champagne bottles against big ships, but nothing that impacts a whole lot of people, except for purely entertainment purposes.

The baby born in a manger was God Himself.  He left His home in heaven, became a man, lived a sinless life, and was crucified as if He was a criminal.  He did this in order to save all those who believe upon His name from eternal damnation.  I would say the contrast is quite stark.  If He was born today, He would still be spit upon, mocked, and crucified regardless of how many people He healed and how many miracles He performed.

We are told in Scripture that this is not our home.  Instead of putting your hope and excitement in a little prince who can do absolutely nothing for you, put your hope in the king of Kings who can save you from your sins, wash you clean, and make you holy.  There is NO comparison.  Thank you, Jesus, for the cross.

For God so loved the world that 
He gave His only begotten Son 
that whosoever believeth in Him 
should not perish but have everlasting life.
John 3:16

***A reader just informed my of something that I must add to this post ~
Actually the Queen is the head of the church of England, the head of the Commonwealth of Nations and the constitutional monarch of 16 sovereign realms. Her title in some of these realm is Defender of the Faith. This little boy is 3rd in line for the throne, he will be king one day and all the responsibilities that brings.