The Chinese character for king is three horizontal lines connected by a single vertical line. It has a story–
the man who would be king must be able to span heaven, earth, and the underworld.
Each horizontal line represents a location–heaven, earth, hell. The single vertical line is the King.
But there is more–the Chinese character for 10, a number of completion looks like a cross.. There is a perfect cross in the middle of the character for king.
Jesus is this king.
He takes on disfigurement on the Cross to save us, but his power is not in question–
the gates of hell shall not prevail against him.
He has vanquished death and restored our hope. What are we waiting for?
Transfiguration: our first glimpse of Home.
Part 1.5 of 2.