In a Land, Not So Far Away

There were several princes and one princess who had dreams of making a great nation even better. So each went throughout the land making promises, vowing if they were chosen, they would make the great land even better. One prince claimed he would lower the tax burden placed on the people, one claimed he would stop the influx of people coming into the great land, another claimed he would offer free education, another equal rights for all.

The debate was endless until the people of the land became divided believing that the fate of their great nation lay in the hands of one of the princes or the princess. Fear followed. What if this Prince or that princess becomes our leader? What will we do?

But a small group of people begin to arise. They began to remind the people of the land about the King of the Universe and His son Prince of Peace. The small group of people began to share hope. They encouraged the people not to look to any of these princes or the princess to save them but to look toward the King of the Universe. These other princes and princess promised deliverance, promised salvation, promised a better life but none of them had or could give the ultimate sacrifice for the land. None of them sent their only son to die for the people of the land.

So this small group of people became a movement. They spread hope and joy throughout the land reminding people of the King of the Universe and how much He loved the people and their great land. Hope was restored in the land! Joy was restored in the land! The land was healed because the people of the land began to trust once again in the King of the Universe and believe in His son who came to give the people life and life abundantly.

Do not put your trust in princes, in human beings, who cannot save. Blessed are those whose help is the God of Jacob, whose hope is in the Lord their God. (Psalm 146:3, 5 NIV)