The King and Hope
Jesus is King, the rightful King, the forever King and the King who restores. He will have no rivals... who is your King? Are you your King?
They all were looking for a king
To slay their foes, and lift them high:
Thou cam'st a little baby thing
That made a woman cry.
O son of man, to right my lot
Nought but thy presence can avail;
Yet on the road thy wheels are not,
Nor on the sea thy sail!
My fancied ways why shouldst thou heed?
Thou com'st down thine own secret stair:
Com'st down to answer all my need,
Yea, every bygone prayer!
George MacDonald That Holy Thing
Sermon discussion questions for parents to use with their children:
What does it mean that the Baby is a King?
What does it mean to be a King?
What did He come to do?
Why is He the rightful King?
What did He restore?
What is the proper (the Wise Men) and the improper (Herod) response to the King?
What is your response to Him?