We’re quick to scoff at and dismiss the notion of a kind and benevolent King, because humanity has been down that road before – despite their many promises, no political ruler in history has ruled that way. In our cynicism, we can also dismiss Jesus. Yet Jesus is that King. We just misunderstand his strategy. His rule is different because his kingdom is unlike any kingdom we’ve ever seen, fathom or honestly can realize on our own.
Christmas reminds us that unto us is born a King. Wise. Loving. Good. Powerful. The question is – what is his strategy? If we understand this, we will have find a Kingdom that is greater any government that will ever exist.