JESUS CHRIST, THE KING
If you met someone who hadn’t heard of Jesus, how would you explain who he is? The bible uses many words. Here are some: Lord, Master, Teacher, King.
So how would we describe a king?
· He wears a crown, royal robes?
· Probably has treasure, jewels, gold, land?
· He uses a sceptre at special times to mean power & authority?
· He lives in a palace?
This week we are especially thinking of Jesus as Christ the King. Jesus doesn’t look or act like the kind of king we think of. He was made to wear a crown of thorns when he was crucified. His teaching, care and love for people are worth more than the treasure, jewels, gold or land. He isn’t a king of one country or kingdom, his kingdom is for all. His miracles show power; he speaks the truth from God. He can ‘live’ in people’s hearts so that his good work carries on:
“The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’
Matthew chapter 25 verse 40.
Thank you, God, for Jesus Christ, the King.
Thank you for his love and care for us. Amen.