Week 3 – March 31

Pastor Tim

“Come, let us worship and bow down. Let us kneel before the Lord our maker, for he is our God. We are the people he watches over, the sheep under his care.” (Psalm 95:6-7, NLT).

We don’t live in King Arthur’s court. The days of fiefdoms and kingdoms have long-since passed. We may see them in picture books or visit the ruins strewn about Europe, but the fact remains that we are a kingless people. Now depending on when and where you lived, having a king was either a deeply good or troubling thing (more often than not the latter). I share this obvious fact to make an obvious point. We have forgotten that to be a Christian is to step into an eternally vast Kingdom.

The Bible reminds us we have always had a King, after all. Now we won’t fully realize what this means until He returns, but when He does I believe verses like the ones above will become more dazzlingly real than any fairytale book or movie. The scales from our eyes will fall off and we will realize that all the while we trusted, our King watched over us. All the while we worried, our King was planning and preparing. All the while the defeats and darkness of this world seemed to grow, our King was calmly in control. All the while we longed for what we couldn’t truly put our fingers on, our King was being readied for the day and hour of His appearing.

Jesus Christ will come again when we least expect it (always a good trait of a good king). In the meantime and in-between time, we’d best get to work growing calluses on our knees. Bowing and kneeling in worship and prayer. Why? Certainly not because we have to in the here and now… but because we won’t be able to help it in the then and there. When Jesus Christ returns, all knees will bend and every tongue will confess that He is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

So take heart… your bleating prayers are perfect! Helpless sheep are some of the most prized beings on the lands owned by a good King.

Jesus, You aren’t just my Savior… You’re my Lord. Thank you for receiving me into Your Kingdom. Amen.


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