This Fall we’ve been focusing on Jesus as King, remembering how worthy He is of our worship, our service, our submission to His loving rule. But just as we seat Jesus squarely on the throne Scripture turns our expectations on their heads. For at the very same time that Jesus deserves to have us serve Him, He comes to serve us. He steps off the heavenly throne, sheds his royal robes, takes on the towel of a slave, and lays down his life in service of lost humanity. This is the essence of the incarnation.