This week, it seems the entire world was anticipating the birth of Britain's future king.
The news made front pages, and almost every radio and television station made it a hot topic. By the reaction of so many people, you would think that a major world event that would affect everyone just took place.
The truth of the matter is that when he finally becomes king, he won't have any real power to govern and will be recognized as a king to only a few people in the world. In other words, this future king won't make a big difference in the lives of too many people. There is nothing sinful about how people are reacting, but to me, it’s just mind boggling.
The Bible speaks of a king who would arrive on the scene and make a tremendous difference in the lives of his followers. Isaiah 9:6-7 says, "For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders ... He will reign on David's throne and over his kingdom, establishing and upholding it with justice and righteousness from that time on and forever." The first part of this fulfillment took place when Jesus Christ came to Earth to establish his spiritual kingdom. In Matthew 25:31, the Scripture tells of a time when he will return to set up a physical kingdom: "When the son of man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, he will sit on his throne in heavenly glory."
The Bible makes it clear that we are to anticipate the great event of the coming king. First Corinthians 1:7 tells us that we are to "eagerly wait for our Lord Jesus Christ to be revealed." As Christians, we should be more excited about the future king who will come to make all things just and right than the birth of any Earthly king who has no power to change things for the most of humanity.
As I said earlier, there is no sin in getting excited about other things, but we need to make sure we put things in proper perspective.
If you are not part of a spiritual kingdom that looks forward to your king coming, the invitation is given for your citizenship. It's open and free to everyone.