At Christmastime, Advent calendars serve as a tangible reminder of expectation slowly moving toward fulfillment. Likewise, the Old Testament records how the failures and weaknesses of Israel’s earthly kings created a sense of longing in God’s people—a need for a perfect King to come. Jesus’ birth was not an isolated event but the fulfillment of God’s promise to establish His throne and His kingdom forever, teaches Alistair Begg. In Jesus we find our long-expected, perfect King.
topics: Christ as King, Christ's Birth, Christmas, Jesus Christ