The King

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“On his robe and on his thigh he has a name written, King of kings and Lord of lords.” (Revelation 19:16 ESV)

The King

“On his robe and on his thigh he has a name written, King of kings and Lord of lords.” (Revelation 19:16 ESV)

It was midday on Sunday when we decided to take the underground to London. This underground station is the furthest of the London underground system, and it took us about 30 minutes to Wembley Station, where we changed lines to Westminster station. Even for a Sunday afternoon and Covid19 easing of restrictions, London was busy enough.
We walked and crossed the river Thames, and we ended up near The Royal National Theatre, then we walked all the way to Trafalgar’s Square, stopping in comic and book shops. We were getting tired and also wet.
We decided to head back to Westminster, but we took a diversion, and we ended at The Mall. We could see Buckingham Palace at a distance, there were few people there, police cars and few runners, by now the rain was persistent, and I was the only one with a raincoat!

Description automatically generated with low confidenceAs we walked towards the Palace, I could not but reflect on the hundreds if not millions of people who have gathered and walked through this wide processional route up to Buckingham Palace to meet or just have a sight of the Royal Family. This route has so much history, and on a Sunday evening, with the rain now pouring out, my kids and I were on this almost sacred road walking towards it. I have been there on more than one occasion with the place full of tourists with their cameras ready to take back an image engraved on a film or memory card. But that Sunday was a bit bizarre. There were no tourists, not a single soul at the gates of one of the world best-known residence.

During my Bible reading this week, I came across this verse: “On his robe and on his thigh he has a name written, King of kings and Lord of lords.” (Revelation 19:16 ESV) Some of my friends who love tattoos believe that this is their biblical reference! 🙂

Yet, the very thought of having a glimpse of the King of kings and the Lord of lords is something to behold. Only a few people in Scripture, especially in the Old Testament, have been able to stand before this King and Lord.
When Jesus came with the message of “Your Kingdom Come, and you will be done”, He lived, taught, preached, prayed like one of us. He is someone we could relate to, and for a moment in the story of humanity, the Son of God became just like you and me. I am so thankful that we have a written record of His life and ministry. We have, perhaps, become so familiar or one-sided that we only see him as God in human form.

The truth is that He is the everlasting King who is above all kings and who is Lord above all lords. His kingdom and Lordship, power and dominion are full of glory and love. When we understand that this King and Lord lives within us, this should be more than enough to encourage us to walk in a manner worthy of His dominion and reign. The processional road that leads to this King is a road where he has promised us to be with us. Although unlike other kings or lords, this King walks with us through the sunny, the wet, and the cloudy days of our lives, He does this by displaying his Lordship. One day we will see Him in all his glory and splendour. It will be a gathering of many nations, colours and languages.
We made it back to Westminster station, we changed lanes at Wembley station and got back to Seer Green, the rain stopped, and the sun was shining.

This Sunday 6th of June, we are back in our Church Meeting House, I would love for you to be there to worship our King of kings and Lord of lords.

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