Monday, January 29, 2007

Thine is the Kingdom

We hear a lot about the separation of church and state.  That's all about putting the "state" in the center of the picture.  This morning, as I walked before dawn through the icy air and gazed up to the stars I was glad that there wasn't a "separation of God and me".   I was reminded that, as it says in the Lord's Prayer, "Thine is the Kingdom".  We tend to think that we're in control of or lives, our governments and our world.  But there is a King over all kings.  His purposes run across generations and the kingdoms of men are squarely under His domain.
1 Timothy 6:13b-16  I charge you to keep this command without spot or blame until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ, which God will bring about in his own time—God, the blessed and only Ruler, the King of kings and Lord of lords, who alone is immortal and who lives in unapproachable light, whom no one has seen or can see. To him be honor and might forever. Amen.
Revelation 19:13-14,16  He is dressed in a robe dipped in blood, and his name is the Word of God. The armies of heaven were following him, riding on white horses and dressed in fine linen, white and clean. On his robe and on his thigh he has this name written: KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS.
I'm glad that we can't vote Him out of office!
Rob Smith

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