The kings of the earth give us little more than ruin. Even their greatest strengths will fail. But their is a king of heaven who has made the earth his concern. And he has brought the kingdom of heaven to us -- all the way to us. It is a kingdom that requires no toil, since its king is ever at rest and ever sharing his rest with us. Do you know this rest? It is not some distant reality, but rather a present and manifest gift for every hour. King Jesus is true, and his rest is here and now and all around -- in the heart-lifting joy of laughter, and the body-soothing peace of sleep, and the soul-filling presence of children. These are gifts that no earthly king need ruin. Only look and see.