What I’m listening to: Last Christmas by Wham!
Welcome to Day 17 of our Advent series! If you’re up to date, awesome, if not, be sure to check out the previous posts. The first one explains a little more about the series. Now, let’s go back to where we last left off in Matthew.
After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the time of King Herod, Magi from the east came to Jerusalem and asked, “Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews? We saw his star when it rose and have come to worship him.”
Matthew 2:1-2 (NIV)
It can be easy to forget all the names bestowed upon Jesus in the Bible. One of the most interesting is “King of the Jews”. It is used here in Matthew by the Magi who had been sent by Herod to see if the child was the prophesied Savior. Jesus was the proclaimed King of those who would eventually crucify Him. He allowed His subjects to kill Him, so deep was His love for them-and us. Next time you doubt if Jesus could truly care for you, remember His love even for the subjects that despised Him.
Prayer Prompt: Pray for the Lord to show you how to love even those who hate you, just as Jesus did.