Christ & Caesar
Christ was born during the reign of Caesar Augustus. He was the first Emperor of the Roman "Empire". The Roman's hailed Caesar as the "Prince of Peace" and is credited for ushering in the era of the "Pax Romana" (Roman Peace).
Little did they realize that in Bethlehem the true "Prince of Peace" had arrived that would change the world forever.
While a multitude of Angels heralded the birth of Christ with Glory to God and on earth peace, good will toward men, Caesar had no idea that the highways he was constructing would someday be used to spread the Gospel of the Kingdom. The Gospel of Jesus Christ, the true "Prince of Peace". On whose shoulders the governments of the world rest. Empires rise and fall but Christ and His Kingdom will reign and rule forever.
For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even for ever. The zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this.
And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed. (And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.) And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city. And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem; (because he was of the house and lineage of David:) To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child.
And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.
But now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ. For he is our peace, who hath made both one, and hath broken down the middle wall of partition between us; And that he might reconcile both unto God in one body by the cross, having slain the enmity thereby: And came and preached peace to you which were afar off, and to them that were nigh. For through him we both have access by one Spirit unto the Father. Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellowcitizens with the saints, and of the household of God;
Ephesians 2:13-14, 16-19