A Prince and a King

July 22, 2013 the world, and especially Great Britain, became excited because another royal prince was born - George Alexander Louis was born to Kate and Prince William. He was born into prominence and wealth. News of this great event circled the globe in a matter of minutes.

    Over two thousand years ago another Prince was born. He was not born to prominent parents, nor into wealth. He was laid in a manger out of which the animals had previous eaten. Human news media did not announce His birth to the whole world, but an angel and then a heavenly host announced it to a few shepherds (Luke 2). 

    Jesus is not just a prince in an earthly kingdom, but Prince of life itself (Acts 3:15). The Greek word translated “Prince” means “Originator.”  Jesus is “Prince of Life” because He gave life to all (John 1:4). He not only gives us physical life, He can give us eternal life (John 11:25-26).

   Prince George is third in line to become King of England, - a future possibility, but with Jesus’ kingship was not just a possibility, but a certainty.  It is not a future goal; it is a present reality. Today He is King of kings, and Lord of lords (I Timothy 6:15; Revelation 17:14). His kingdom is the church (Matthew 16:18-19). You and I can be translated into that kingdom (Colossians 1:13-14). 

    Are you in the kingdom over which Christ reigns? God, the Father wants to rescue you from the domain of darkness, and transfer you into the kingdom of His beloved Son (Colossians 1:13). There, the Prince of Life can give you peace.  It is “the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, (which) will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus” Philippians 4:7. Make Jesus the King of your life today.

Wayne Burger