The young hooded Shutamite woman carried her baby hidden beneath her shawl. She snuck through the woods, the lights of the village getting dimmer in the distance.
Two years earlier a strange young man had bought something from her fruit stand. He didn't look much different than the Shutamites besides having slightly lighter skin, but his questions about them were insatiable. It turned out he was the son of the king of Rivelden in the mountains above. For generations Rivelden had thought itself far superior to the Shutama and ruled them from a distance with disdain.
The Shutamites had not the resources to challenge, much less to upend this system. But this young man seemed to be different. He knew he was destined to be king and he wanted to know about them. Over months they talked, sitting on the cliffs that overlooked Shutama. He said, he wanted things to be different when he was king. But he knew it would be nearly impossible to change the minds of the cabinet and governors unless something drastic happened.
They fell in love and came up with a plan. One night he came to her house, when her parents were not home and they conceived.
And now she brought that forbidden one year old baby to him in the dark of night. She climbed the mountains for hours until she saw him. He ran to and embraced her. He pulled the blankets away and saw the young face. It certainly had the features of his face but was an almost imperceptible shade darker than his own. It also looked like her.
He would have the nurses care for his baby until the people grew to love it and invest in it as the next prince. The prince did indeed take the throne a few years later and they all wondered who the mysterious mother was. They saw his skin was a shade darker but all of them were surprised on the boy's 18th birthday. As they initiated him into the kingdom as the next heir to the throne his father announced his mother was from Shutama, and his intentions to bring equality to the lower kingdom. Now they had to, for Shutamite blood had been mixed into the royalty.
And this is a small representation of the shocking reversal that happened when Christ came to make us heirs into his heavenly kingdom.
Raw Spoon 1-5-2021