King of Kings

 

kingDecember 9 – King of Kings

“Where is the One who has been born the King of the Jews?  We saw His star when it rose and hove come to worship him.” Matthew 2:2

The entirety of the universe worshipped Him. Stars in the heavens announced His birth. Old Testament prophets foretold His arrival, His life, His death and His resurrection. The Jewish people waited eagerly for a mighty king, a descendent of David, who with great power would restore Israel’s freedom and former glory.

And many missed Him.

This baby King entered the world so quietly. Humbly, the King slept in a feeding trough tucked away in cave occupied by livestock. His life declared His majesty. His miracles revealed His sovereignty. His great love communicated His purpose. At the time of His crucifixion, this King was mocked and a placard was fastened to His cross that read, “Jesus of Nazareth, the King of the Jews.”

And many missed Him.

Though He came first as a humble baby, meek and mild, make no mistake, He will return as a warrior King to claim what is rightfully His. Revelation 19:16 proclaims His present reality, “On His robe and on His thigh He has the name written: KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS.” This King of kings is Jesus. He deserves all glory and honor, and as the Eternal King, He continually receives it from the heavens, creation, angels, and His redeemed.

There will be a day when no one will miss Him…no one will be able to deny Him…

“At the name of Jesus every knee should bow,
    in heaven and on earth and under the earth…” Philippians 2:10 

Today, Jesus, we praise you as the King of kings and the Lord of lords. You build the only kind of kingdom that will last- the only kingdom worth living in forever. Amen.

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