The headline read “It’s a King!”  The streets have filled with cheering adoring crowds celebrating the arrival of the 8 pound 6 ounce baby boy!  There has been non-stop news coverage filling the airwaves, cable channels and world wide web with this important announcement – “It’s a King!”

The arrival of William and Kate’s new son and the King of Kings born that Christmas morning is similar in some ways and unbelievably different in others!

Similarly – both were heirs to the throne; both had their arrival into this world heralded by others and both were born with a promise of hope and goodwill to their subjects.

The contrast is massive and there’s not enough time to mention them all but one was born with a sinful nature; the other was not.  One will struggle with that sinful nature and need to be forgiven of his sins; the other will deliver and forgive him IF called upon.  One may give his people hope for a generation; the other will give unconditional love, forgiveness and hope in this life and the life to come!

We join with the inquiring masses in the celebration of England’s royal birth – but at the same time, I am reminded that we, as followers of Christ, anticipate the arrival of our King; seated on a white horse and on his robe and on his thigh he has a name written, King of kings and Lord of lords.

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