Legend or prophesied story.
“It is the glory of God to conceal a matter, but the glory of kings is to search out a matter. (Proverbs 25:2)
Man is sure to embellish any story given time and storytellers. Imagination fills in those forgotten or never known parts of the original story, and thereby obscures truth in the story’s telling. The Legend of the Coronation Stone begins by sounding like an ancient myth.
The stone Jacob rested his head upon, when the Lord spoke to him, is said to be the same stone Moses struck for water when the children grumbled in the desert. Carried for forty years, it then came to rest as a memorial until David, God’s anointed, sat upon it being crowned. So did Solomon and all of Judah’s kings that followed him.
Although David’s dynastic reign came to a full stop, it did not mean Judah’s blessing from his father, Israel, would cease. Judah had another son, Zerah, whose descendent would marry one of the daughters of Zedekiah, Jerusalem’s last king. The apparent breach of a spiritual blessing would be bridged by a long forgotten twin. These newlyweds were carried off by the prophet Jeremiah to a distant land by the great seas. They brought the Coronation Stone with them. And the descendants of Judah reigned over the dispersed of the house of Israel until Shiloh came.
Now if there is truth to be found in this legend it should not be that difficult. The historical record of six-hundred years before Christ might shed light upon the obscure words and riddles of the prophets. We start our journey on solid ground believing God’s word will always come to pass. May His Spirit be our guiding light.
I have many more things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now. But when He, the Spirit of truth, comes, He will guide you into all truth; for He will not speak on His own initiative, but whatever He hears, He will speak; and He will disclose to you what is to come. He will glorify Me, for He will take of Mine and will disclose it to you.” (John 16:12-14)
Father, may Your Spirit disclose Your glorious ways. We ask in the name of Your Son, Jesus.
To be continued.