The Charging Ram and the Coming King
This is an original mosaic from the Naples Archaeological Museum showing Alexander the Great fighting King Darius of Persia. It portrays one of the most significant events in human history, the fall of the Persian empire and the cultural and political rise of Greece. The theme of this ancient picture is described by the prophet Daniel, over a century before Alexander was born:
I saw the ram charging westward and northward and southward. No beast could stand before him, and there was no one who could rescue from his power. He did as he pleased and became great.
But like all earthly kings, his lease came to an end. Empires come and go. Rulers and presidents enjoy their time in the sun, before fading. There is however, another King who is coming, whose empire will last forever. Some deny his royalty and authority, and even His existence. But he is real, and He is coming. And He will be greater than Alexander.