If we look around us, at the present examples of kings and emperors and presidents and prime ministers and other assorted “leaders” that overpopulate the planet, it is difficult to get a sense of what this true king is like. We are too accustomed to people who take power for pleasure and money, hiding their motivation behind words that sound good, but possess little substance, meaning, or truth.
But Jesus Himself told us that the kings of the world work this way:
“You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their great ones exercise authority over them,” Jesus told His disciples in Matthew 20:25.
“It shall not be so among you. But whoever would be great among you must be your servant,
and whoever would be first among you must be your slave, even as the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”
Well. That sounds different.
And indeed, the Kingdom of God, and the King who reigns in it, are indeed different, and to understand how it all works, we move further in the pursuit of truth when we ourselves are willing to think differently, act differently, believe differently from the many voices – within religion, within politics, within education, within business – that tell us, “This is how it is done.”
The young woman standing at the shore, arms raised to the glorious colors of the sunset, in the artwork, Your Kingdom Come, gives us a visual of how the inside of us can look, as we seek a different way of seeing things, and are willing to ask questions, consider answers, pray for wisdom, and move forward, step by step, in our daily walk to and through the kingdom.
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