Jonathan Edwards offered this reflection of the royal rule of Jesus:
He is a king of the most unparalleled clemency and grace. Never was any kingdom ruled by a government so mild and gentle and gracious. He is exceedingly gracious in the manner of his ruling his people by sweetly and powerfully influencing their hearts by his grace: not governing them against their wills, but powerfully inclining their wills.
The baby in the manger is a Government Shouldering Sovereign!