God's people hung onto the hope of a coming Savior, one who would subdue the oppressive Roman regime and demand justice. But when the Messiah came, he wasn't who they expected. He didn't come as a conquering King but as a humble servant. He didn't overthrow the Roman government, but encouraged paying taxes to Caesar. He wasn't praised by religious leaders ,but was despised and rejected. He didn't come to save us from our circumstances, but to save us from ourselves.