Sometimes we think the Bible is the story of the noble class. Kings, queens, and princes do abound in the word, but their beginnings are often just as humble as our own. Yes, Moses was adopted by the Egyptian royalty, but when God touched him, he was a shepherd and a disgraced former royal wanted for murder. Abram was a shepherd. Joseph a prisoner-slave. David was last in a family of brothers and not likely to aspire to anything beyond herding those sheep. Gideon was found trying to sift a bit of grain while avoiding the 'tax' collecting marauders that ruled his land. Daniel was a slave in a foreign country, and everyone in Israel seemed to think the prophets of God were fair game during open season. The New Testament changes everything of course: the carpenter's son chooses fishermen, despised tax collectors and even his most zealous enemy from among the Pharisees. Who are these people? Where's the hereditary king born into the soft bed and willing servants?
Wellll, the King of kings was born into a stable and had the softest manger anyone could find. His servants aren't always as willing as we should be and sometimes we're downright rebellious and grumble-y. His court is full of the most humble sinners and He is constantly with the sick, the weak, and the prisoners. All is not lost! The King of kings will accept nothing more; the self-righteous need not apply. Those judging themselves worthy are rejected out of hand. But, every contrite prodigal is welcomed with a clean white robe and the open arms of the Father. All we need is to repent and accept that saving touch of the Lord.
Rejoice in the Lord as you have a loving Saturday!Bucky