On Father’s day my family presented me with this mug which on one side says:
‘TO THE BEST DAD EVER
HAPPY FATHERS DAY’
On the other side it says
‘KING FOR A DAY’
I was drinking out of this very mug this morning and I started wondering if we ever treat God like this?
Christians say that Jesus is the King of Kings but do we really treat him like he is King for a day?
Perhaps we honour him on Sundays but then largely ignore him for the rest of the week?
Perhaps we are happy for him to be King as long as he agrees with us, although doesn’t that put us in charge?
Perhaps we love him being King until things appear to be going wrong and then our trust reverts to ourselves?
Perhaps we are happy for him to be King of our spare time but not much more?
If any of these things describe our attitude to God then it is fairly bizarre because:
Jesus created the world
Jesus is the all powerful God who knows everything and can do anything
Jesus loves us and he chose to come into this world as one of us to show us. He came to show us what God is like and to open the way for us to know God through his sacrifice on the cross.
Jesus is the King of Kings but we can make a choice as to whether we want him to be our King or not. Jesus is supremely qualified, he has the authority and power to rule and he also loves us and is wanting us to find fulfillment in life as we discover who he created us to be.
Is Jesus your King?
Is he King for life, King for Day or King sometimes?