Echoes of every-day life
Our coming King
Oh praise Him!
But wait do you see Him
On a donkey?
Do we still believe?
Shouldn’t He be
Clothed in majesty
Crowned with gold
Accompanied by servants of old?
Our King should be noble
Full of wisdom and knowing
And we the people should know He cares
Not by hobbling into town attracting all kinds of stares …
Some followers didn’t understand
What caused them to leave town, abandon Him?
His Kingdom cannot be seen
Pointed at, named by the keen
Jesus tells us
Where He is, is the cross
Freedom from every sin
For every person since Adam and Eve in the beginning
Darkness had to take place, had to be
So we would not mistake the Light of He
Let us put one foot in front of the other
Toward Him with our sisters and our brothers
Let us bow
In reverence this moment right now
With our hearts
Thanking Jesus for saving our lives in full not in part
Good morning and welcome.
As I study the Easter story in the gospel of John, it is becoming more and more clear to me how the people wanted a mighty King. Those seeking only with their expectations and knowledge of what a KING looked like in the past missed the new thing God was doing.
JESUS, the name above all names. Life-saving Redeemer.
Let us keep our focus on He who came to save us in this plague.
Let us remember God allowed His Son the King to come to earth … His Kingdom come on earth as it is in heaven.
Let us not look to the world for hope.
Let us be hope. Christ lives in us. His Kingdom come in our hearts.
Once, on being asked by the Pharisees when the kingdom of God would come, Jesus replied, “The coming of the kingdom of God is not something that can be observed, nor will people say, “Here it is” or “There it is”, because the kingdom of God is in your midst (Luke 17:20-21).
How have you experienced the kingdom of God during this time of social isolation? How have you come to know Christ in a different way?
Feel free to begin a conversation here in the comments or email me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join us for a full worship service tomorrow April 5th at 10:45a Eastern time. God gave me an opportunity to read this poem for our service tomorrow. There will also be a children’s service, praise music and a message from our Pastor Charlie Zahora. Go to ncfcog.online.church.
Then on Monday at 10am Eastern time, you are invited to an online gathering to study John 19: 1-16. Read this ahead of time, and I will be in prayer about what truth to focus on. We spend about 30 minutes together. If God leads, I will end with a guided meditation. Go to Facebook.com/jdibble4Him to join.
All photos are from Pixabay.com.
Have a beauty-full Palm Sunday weekend.
I look forward to hearing from you and worshiping with you, even if we don’t know it … He sees us united.
Love in Christ,