by Mrs Seaton

Well Boys and Girls,

I recently made a mistake in an article I wrote when I said that it was Isaac Watts who wrote the hymn "Rock of Ages"; in fact, it was Augustus Toplady who wrote that hymn. They hymn I meant to mention that Isaac Watts wrote was "When I survey the Wondrous Cross"; but I made a mistake!

You know, we all make mistakes from time to time. Sometimes we make big mistakes and sometimes little ones. Let me tell you about a big mistake that a king once made.

The name of this king was Herod, and he reigned in the land of Judea at the time when Jesus was born. One day, wise men from the east come to visit Herod and they asked him this question; "Where is He that is born King of the Jews?" When Herod heard this he was very worried indeed. What if this new born king should take away his throne? Secretly he called the wise men and told them to go to Bethlehem and search for the young child. "When you have found him", he told them, "come and tell me so that I too can go and worship him". But, boys and girls, this is not what he really wanted to do. He only wanted to find Jesus to kill him so that there would be no threat to his throne.

This was King Herod's BIG mistake! He thought that Jesus was a king who wanted an earthly throne like the throne of Judea that Herod himself sat on. But, Jesus hadn't come to be king of Judea, or any other country; He came to be the King of men and women and boys and girls - to make their hearts His throne. This is what the Bible teaches us, boys and girls, that Jesus came to be our Saviour. "Thou shalt call His name Jesus, for He shall save His people from their sins". He came to be our Saviour AND our King. Is Jesus YOUR King?

Mrs Seaton

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