Matthew 2:1-3 AMP
Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king (Herod the Great), magi (wise men) from the east came to Jerusalem, asking, “Where is He who has been born King of the Jews? For we have seen His star in the east and have come to worship Him.” When Herod the king heard this, he was disturbed, and all Jerusalem with him.
Imagine you are a king when suddenly there is commotion in your kingdom because a group of wise men from a far away land have come in search of a king. Now it would be a good thing if you were the king they had come looking for but you are not. Apparently there is a new born king in your kingdom and you know nothing about it.
Two kings cannot reign in the same domain so that means one of you must go. No wonder Herod was out to kill the baby king who had been born.
Don’t we all face the same dilemma today? We are the kings of our lives and we want live on our own terms and make our own decisions. It’s my life is a common statement that many of us use. Accepting and acknowledging Jesus means that you have to let Him rule and reign over your life.
The bible says that it is no longer I who lives but Christ who lives in me.
As we celebrate Christmas, we may point a finger at Herod for trying to kill the king, but have you locked the king out of your life?
Who is the true king over your life?
The baby grew up to become a man who died on the cross for you. What does that mean to you at an individual level?
Jesus is the reason for the season.