Christ is my King.
He is the Beginning and the End, the Word of the Father, full of grace and truth, made flesh in the desert of this passing world. He heals the sick and ransoms the slave — and I was both: sick with the sin that enslaved my divided and fearful heart. But that’s my King.
He died for my sins and rose again to bring me to glory. That’s my King. He set me free, gave me His Spirit, made me a child of God, and brought me into His Kingdom. Like a king of old, He unfurled His banner of love over me. That’s my King.
Redeemer of my soul, hope of my heart, my Lover and my Lord. That’s my King.
He is my King now and forever.
I wonder, do you know my King?
That’s the question one Baptist preacher was famous for asking. “Do you know Him? Do you know my King?” This is just a short snippet of one of his sermons. I dare you to watch it and not respond “YEAH!! THAT’S MY KING!!!”
God bless you with a holy and revolutionary feast day of Christ your King!
The Bible says my King is the King of the Jews. He’s the King of Israel. He’s the King of righteousness. He’s the King of the ages. He’s the King of Heaven. He’s the King of glory. He’s the King of kings, and He’s the Lord of lords. That’s my King. I wonder…Do you know Him?
My King is a sovereign King. No means of measure can define his limitless love. He’s enduringly strong. He’s entirely sincere. He’s eternally steadfast. He’s immortally graceful. He’s imperially powerful. He’s impartially merciful. Do you know Him?
He’s the greatest phenomenon that has ever crossed the horizon of this world. He’s God’s Son. He’s the sinner’s Savior. He’s the peak of civilization. He’s unparalleled. He’s unprecedented. He is the loftiest idea in literature. He’s the highest personality in philosophy. He’s the fundamental doctrine of true theology. He’s the only one qualified to be an all-sufficient Savior. I wonder if you know Him today?
He supplies strength for the weak. He’s available for the tempted and the tried. He sympathizes and He saves. He strengthens and sustains. He guards and He guides. He heals the sick. He cleanses the lepers. He forgives sinners. He discharges debtors. He delivers the captives. He defends the feeble. He blesses the young. He serves the unfortunate. He regards the aged. He rewards the diligent, and He beautifies the meager. I wonder if you know Him?
He’s the key to knowledge. He’s the wellspring of wisdom. He’s the doorway of deliverance. He’s the pathway of peace. He’s the roadway of righteousness. He’s the highway of holiness. He’s the gateway of glory. Do you know Him?
Well, His light is matchless. His goodness is limitless. His mercy is everlasting. His love never changes. His word is enough. His grace is sufficient. His reign is righteous, and His yoke is easy and His burden is light. I wish I could describe Him to you. Yes, He’s indescribable. He’s incomprehensible. He’s invincible. He’s irresistible. You can’t get Him out of your mind. You can’t get Him off of your head. You can’t outlive Him, and you can’t live without Him.
Well, the Pharisees couldn’t stand Him but they found out they couldn’t stop Him. Pilate couldn’t find any fault in Him. Herod couldn’t kill Him. Death couldn’t handle Him, and the grave couldn’t hold Him. I wonder if you know Him?
— Dr. S.M. Lockbridge (1913-2000)