There are two acts of which we know. Firstly, He came in disguise, so that He might play a role
within His own story, a mighty part, about the redemption of mankind. No one else could insert this
offering within the script but He Himself, because no one could understand it, until his incarnation
became the transliteration of the Word. Then (save the few to whom He revealed Himself), only
after He ascended to the heavens, did people begin to look around and say, “Was that who I think it
was? Was that the Author, and did I not recognise Him?”
And what a Wise King we have, how cunning is the Messiah, that He would come in a way which
was so unexpected, that by the time his enemies realised who He really was, His story was already
written, and His Kingdom established here on earth, right in the centre of His people.
God had not spoken through the prophets for hundreds of years. How long does one watch the skies
when waiting [for the coming of the Messiah], before beginning to feel foolish for having believed
such an event might occur. After five hundred years, the anticipation and expectation would
certainly have waned. “Surely, if there is a God, he has forgotten us now. He has forgotten His
promises. He has abandoned His people.”
Not at all! God, in His patience, waited to pull the biggest sting operation in history against the
enemy. He infiltrated the enemy’s dominion, coming not on a blazing cloud in the sky, but in the
dead of night, in a humble manger. No one looks for a king, let alone the God of Creation, in a place
such as this. Right there in the stable, His Kingdom establishment began. Completed upon His
death upon the cross, and then His resurrection on the Third Day, He opened the way for ALL
mankind to Life.
This is why it is written, “the mystery that was hidden for ages and generations but is now revealed
to His saints, to whom God has chosen to make known among the Gentiles the glorious riches of
this mystery, which is CHRIST in you, THE HOPE OF GLORY.” (Col. 1:26-27) We have an
opportunity to side with the Kingdom of God. What Hope, that He and His Dominion be for us!
The Second act is still to be played. He will come again, this time undisguised, to gather the
Church, His bride, and be enthroned in His Kingdom. The stage is being set for this final act.
“When the author walks on to the stage the play is over” (Mere Christianity, C.S. Lewis).