Remember what?

Long ago, the King of Kings sat on his bejeweled throne as the Great King. His dominion knew no limits, his reign brought peace and justice.

Yet something caused the Great King distress, and roused his anger. For evil men had trespassed his lands and denied him his due greatness. They had slain his people and burned his city. And the Great King burned with righteous anger. So he tasked a servant to whisper in his ear, three times each day, ‘Remember, my Lord, what the Athenians have done!’ (For Athens was what the evil men called home)

So the Great King cherished his anger, and held the violence of the Athenians against them, and yearned to destroy them. It would fall to his son the Prince to punish them and shed their blood for the sake of the old wrongs. Just so would the King of Kings not have his glory diminished – for he was a Great King.

At the same time, a very different King of Kings sat on His bejeweled throne as the Great King. His dominion, too, knew no bounds, and His reign brought peace and justice.

Yet something caused the Great King distress, and roused His anger. For evil men had long refused His reign, and denied Him His due glory. They had slain His people and His servants, and ignored the glory of His city. And the Great King burned with righteous anger. Yet he tasked His Son to whisper always in His ear, ‘Remember, my Lord, what I have done for the Athenians.’

So the Great King stayed His anger. He held the violence of the Athenians against them no more, and yearned for them to come into His kingdom and be His people. It would fall to his Son the Prince of Peace to bring them into His royal home, by shedding royal blood for the sake of the old wrongs. Just so would the King of Kings not have his glory diminished – for he was a Great King.

This convoluted (and somewhat forced) parallel occurred to me some time ago when I was studying for an exam on Persian History for my undergrad. It struck me how similar men and God could seem, but how different we both are.

This blog is filled with my thoughts on theology, Christian living and history (mostly), along with anything interesting that pops into my head.

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