Politics drive the average person bonkers. One thing is announced on the news station but an article in the newspaper refutes it. Who can find the truth of the matter in all this posturing and maneuvering?
And if you’re anything like the average American, you’re done watching all the negative campaign ads. Can it just be over with already?
Back when our country was founded, Americans didn’t want nobility and royalty. The U.S. Constitution aimed to balance the power of government between three separate but equal branches. No more bowing and scraping before the King of England.
Aren’t you glad you don’t have to take a knee for whoever wins this Presidential race?
And that’s perfectly fine. For now.
One day, every knee will bow to the King of Kings (Philippians 2:10). Unlike any earthly king, Jesus Christ merits obeisance. Bowing before him won’t be enough for those who love him, we will cast our meager crowns at his feet and sing loud hosannas.
Even the phrase “King of Kings” evokes exalted images. Jesus is not just a king; he is the only king. He is the king over all the other kings that have ever lived and reigned. Yes, even the President of the United States will bow before the King of Kings.
What a path Jesus trod! From the humble manger where a virgin placed him after his birth to a highly established throne above the Earth. His road led him through dust and derision as he proved himself the Son of man during his earthly ministry.
Jesus’ way took him into contact with lepers and sinners. Over the mountain of betrayal, Jesus bore his cross up the skull-shaped hill where he offered his life as a ransom for all mankind. The Lamb of God taking away the sin of the world.
In a borrowed tomb, a body of flesh waited while Jesus’ spirit tromped all over Satan and snatched the keys of death, Hell and the grave from the doomed angel’s hands. On resurrection day, Jesus pushed the stone out of his way, ascended to Heaven to smear his own blood on the altar and delivered eternal hope to everyone who accepts his substitutionary death.
As the Son of God, he has power over all of creation. The Father honored him further by making him the king over all kings. In the era yet to come, Jesus reigns in his eternal kingdom.
Will you praise him now? You will praise him then.
Do you honor him with your life? He promises to exalt those who honor him.
The book is written. The final victory is won. Jesus Christ is the captain of the winning team. Won’t you join him today?
He is not willing that anyone should perish (2 Peter 3:9). After all, he paid your debt. All you have to do is authorize the credit to your account.
Accept Jesus as your Savior today. When the King of Kings brings his kingdom to earth, you can rule at his side.
I can’t think of anything better.
A modified version of this post first appeared on this blog on April 29, 2014.
Would Jesus get any votes if he were running for office today? Or are we too jaded? People might see him as too good to be true.