King Herod, the main character of this drama, was the chosen king for the Roman territory called the Land of the Jews in 37BC. During his time as king, something amazing happened. Towards the end of King Herod’s life Jesus, the Son of God, stepped out of eternity and entered into human history. Jesus was born – right there and right then, born in Herod’s realm and during his time.
Can you imagine what King Herod must have been thinking, or how he must have felt? King Herod, who was king, and who wants to remain as king, is now feeling threatened by a Baby who would one day grow up to be King of kings.
What about you? Who is king in your life?