Updated: Nov 5, 2019
Even if they never watched him, most people know the name Larry King, who had been host of Larry King Live, which at one time was CNN’s most highly-rated show. Dubbed the “Mohammed Ali of the broadcast interviewer”, Larry King had interviewed thousands of guests, many some of the most famous people in the world.
Now, turning the table somewhat, Larry King was once asked: “If you could select any one person across all of history to interview, who would it be?”
Without hesitating, he replied, “Jesus Christ.”
Jesus Christ? Now that’s surprising for a number of reasons, not the least being that Larry King is Jewish. And yet, of all the people he would have liked to interview, Jesus would have been his first choice? And when questioner inquired what he would have asked Jesus, Larry King replied: “I would like to ask him if he was indeed virgin-born. The answer to that question would define history for me.”
King’s right. We in the Western world, especially for the last century and a half, have been inundated with secularism. Most of our educational institutions are premised on the idea that the universe itself is all that there is. There is no God, no supernatural, nothing that cannot theoretically be explained through science, through reason, through study in a laboratory or the like. We’re here, we exist, only through the chance processes of atoms and chemicals and so forth.
But the virgin birth of Jesus, as depicted in the text, “Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us” (Matthew 1:23), means that reality consists of more than what science tell us,. It means that God exists, that He loves us, and that He even miraculously entered this world in the Person of Christ, who died for us and offers us something that science and the world never can—and that is, eternal life.
So, Larry King might not be able to interview Jesus in person, but he can read all about Him in the Word of God.