• Worthy Example: This ‘Good King’ Models How to Enter New Year the Right Way

    Surge Summary: As Christmas winds down and the New Year approaches, a character from a well-known Christmas tune, King Wenceslaus, reminds us the right way to approach life and to resist evil.

    by Candace Hardin

    The day after Christmas is known as the Second Day of Christmas or Boxing Day. The day that you box up staples and carry them to people in need.

    There is a familiar carol about the Second Day of Christmas, Good King Wenceslaus.

    “Good King Wenceslaus looked out on the feast of Stephen.”

    Wenceslaus spied a poor man out in the bitter cold, gathering firewood. He asked his
    Page if he knew who the man was and where he lived. His Page knew the man and told that he lived a good way out at the foot of a nearby mountain.

    Wenceslaus called for staples and supplies so he and his page could go deliver them to this man for him and his family.

    The weather was harsh, and the Page was overcome by the cold. King Wenceslaus told him to be bold and walk in his footsteps and he would make it. His Page did so, and the tracks in the snow held warmth from the heart and compassion of the King.

    Wenceslaus wasn’t really a king; he was actually Duke of Bohemia. Bohemia was located in the largest and most western part of the country Czechia, formerly the Czech Republic. Historically it was an Imperial State in the Holy Roman Empire and the king was a prince elector of the empire. Wenceslaus was given the title of king posthumously by the Church which canonized him as a saint after his death.

    Wenceslaus and his brother Boleslaus were the product of the union of a pagan princess and a Christian prince. The princess was baptized before her marriage but retained a pagan agenda.

    His father died when Wenceslaus was thirteen, his paternal grandmother was put in charge of the kingdom. She was the one that instructed Wenceslaus in Christianity and compassion for the poor.

    His mother was left to raise his brother Boleslaus, along with her pagan agenda. She hired assassins to kill her mother in law and connived with her younger son for power.

    Boleslaus, under the guise of an invitation to a party, lured Wenceslaus to his death/ assassination by the treachery of him and his knights.

    This struggle of good and evil is illustrated within this ancient tale.

    Daily, this conflict is played out, some ways are small, some are great. As Christians, these battles are something that wage within. Evil tries to conquer Good.

    Good fights it off in the name of Jesus.

    Someone with an evil agenda, such as Boleslaus and his mother can corrupt kingdoms. They only need followers, and for good people to do nothing, for their agenda to succeed.

    There is now such an agenda in our nation. The Left wants to eradicate God from every part of our lives. They are allowing horrendous deeds in houses of worship, both Christian and Jew. At a protest in California, a girl held a sign. “Keep God out of California.” Seems like she has gotten her wish. With the fires, homelessness, drug addiction, earthquakes and rampant third world diseases, perhaps God has left the state. He is a gentleman; He will not stay where he is not wanted.

    Washington D.C. is a wasteland of iniquitous deeds and foul corruption, still trying to overturn The People’s vote in 2016, by any means necessary. The reason being that America has begun to awaken, discovering their elected officials’ true agenda.

    However, more push back is needed to stem the tide of corruption.

    Unless Christians and Jews stand together against those who would strip them of their right to religion, to defend themselves, the right to acknowledge God in any way desired, the right to worship freely and without fear, all will be lost.

    As this season, year and decade passes, remember to be the solution to those who oppose the God given rights of these United States.

    Be willing to help your brothers and sisters in need, even if it is not a convenient time to do so, as Wenceslaus did in the bitter snow.

    Remember, when evil rears its ugly head, to squash it beneath your heel in the name of Jesus Christ.

    You have the power in His blood and His name. USE IT!

    The views here are those of the author and not necessarily Daily Surge. 

    Image: King Wenceslas in front of National Museum.; Creative Commons; CC by 2.o; https://www.flickr.com/photos/36302954@N00/1449452978/

    Candace Hardin resides in Atlanta, Georgia. She is fluent in Spanish and a student of Latin and history. She is a columnist on PolitiChicks.tv. and has a blog, kandisays.blogspot.com. Originally from North Carolina, her writing and beliefs have been heavily influenced by the Appalachian culture and tradition.

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