4th September 2013

A King In Waiting…

“which God will bring about in his own time—God, the blessed and only Ruler, the King of kings and Lord of lords,”
1 Timothy 6:15 (NIV) 

The nation waited with bated breath.  The world followed suit.  The sense of historic importance pervaded the media who exploited it for all it was worth – a future monarch was about to be born. As the soaring summer temperatures baked the London streets, journalists struggled to fill the vacuity of time as the process of human birth continued.  After many hours an announcement came to jubilant cheers – the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge had a baby son.  Editors rushed to create tomorrow’s headlines – the next question would be the infant’s name.  Doubtless, following tradition he would have many names all carefully chosen.  Throughout his life he would be protected and nurtured – this is no normal child this is a future king.

What of the King of kings?  He too has many names mentioned throughout the Bible.  His coming was foretold by the prophets in the Old Testament millennia before he came.  The prophet Daniel describes the role of the King of Kings in Daniel 7:14, “He was given authority, glory and sovereign power; all nations and peoples of every language worshiped him. His dominion is an everlasting dominion that will not pass away, and his kingdom is one that will never be destroyed.” And in verse 27 it says that all rulers will worship and obey him.  Jesus himself informed Pilate in John 18:37 that he was correct to assume that he, Jesus, was a king.

Those who know Jesus also wait with bated breath and pray for his kingdom to come.  The timing of his return is his Father’s to decide. He is not standing around listlessly till that day but is preparing places for us, as we read in John 14:3.  Our role as his followers is to declare his coming to a world immersed in darkness.  In the meantime we rejoice to know that the royal family have been blessed with a new heir to the throne, and wish him well.  May he grow in the grace and knowledge of the King of Kings. 

Prayer
Mighty sovereign Lord, we thank you for the birth of this special child.  Bless his parents with wisdom and guidance from you.  Thank you for the promise of the return of the King of Kings to rectify all that is wrong with this world – hasten the day.
Amen

Study by Irene Wilson

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irenewilsonAbout the Author:
Irene Wilson is a Deaconess in the Watford Congregation of the Worldwide Church of God UK, where she also serves on the Pastoral Council.

Local Congregation:
Worldwide Church of God Watford
St. Peter’s Church
61 Westfield Avenue
Watford, Herts.
WD24 7HF

Meeting Time:
Saturday 11AM

Local Congregational Contact:
George Henderson
Phone:  01923-855570
Email: george-sue.henderson@tesco.net

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