When a man becomes a King, he is usually treated as someone special; but never so much as in one small country. The Kakaki in the northern part of Nigeria, tradition rule that a King must never be permitted to touch the ground. He must never stand, walk or sit on a chair. Since it is impossible to get through, life without standing, sitting, walking, a royal chair is provided for a King.
The chair must be carry by human being chosen for the task and royal carrier is assigned to transport the King. The tradition of the Kakaki people never allow the King’ royal feet touch the ground! The King is careful to give his carrier the best of care, because when the carriers die, the King loses his throne. No new carriers are assigned to him. According to tradition, he rules only as long as the carriers’ lives.
The Son of God, Jesus Christ, is the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords did not consider Himself so precious that He was unwilling to leave Heaven’s glory. “But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a ‘servant heart,’ and was made in the likeness of men” (Phil. 2: 7) He left the ivory palaces to come to this little world by the Holy Spirit. He became a tiny baby and went through a normal childhood helping his father in his carpenter’s shop. He suffered all the things which human beings faced on earth; hunger, thirst, pain and weariness.
His feet touched the dusty roads as He walked the ground. Jesus Christ did not consider Himself too good to touch common people. He ate and drinks with the sinners. He touched diseased bodies and healed them. Little children crowded around Him and sat on His lap. It was for only one reason Christ so humbled Himself to become a Man for our salvation. A man came from Heaven by the Holy Spirit to the world, walk with His feet and not with horses of chariot or carriages, they did not carry Him with chair, he walks alone.
The son of men are so prideful, boastful, full of envy; there is no meekness in them. They don’t know that when they die either you are black, white, red, and brown any color, rich or poor, small and great; you will smell. When Jesus died, he was buried for three days, he did not smell. His spirit did not stop destroying the power of the prince of air (Satan). The fragrance of the heavenly fill the sepulture and God send His glory the third day, glory be to God!
Beloved, lastly, let us walk in meekness and be humble either you are small or great, poor or rich, God bless you.
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I find your article very interesting Olabode! That is so amazing, a king who's feet are not allowed to ever touch the ground. It is very touching indeed to think about how our Savior came in such a humble way and cared so much for the poor and less fortunate people of his day. As we are supposed to do likewise for the people of our day. Blessings, Sharon