Gentle King


What do you picture when you read the word “king” – regal, royal, majestic, stately? King Jesus is pictured a bit differently in the Gospel of Matthew (Mt. 21:5):

“See, your King comes to you, gentle and riding on a donkey . . .”

King Jesus comes to you as a gentleman – He’s gentle. He knows your unrelenting hurts, the bitter disappointments, unexplained rejections and failed hopes.  He knows the misunderstandings and false accusations that have come against you..  He knows your unfulfilled dreams, misplaced expectations and frustrated plans.  He knows your fears, your loneliness, your losses.

He knows your failures:  failed marriage, failed careers, failed parenting.  He sees. He knows.

And he comes to you, gentle and riding on a donkey.  Not on a jet, or in a BMW.

He also knows about your disobedience, your rebellion against Him, your sins and failures to live up to what you know is right.  He knows your lostness – that sense of where am I going?  What’s to become of me?  Does my life have a purpose anymore?

He comes gently and patiently – reaching out His hand to take hold of yours, to lead you the rest of the way home.

The ruler of the universe, the King of heaven – coming to you wherever you are today,  offering to meet you in the place where your spirit dwells.  Offering you the gift of His love; the gift of His Holy Spirit; the One who will never leave you or forsake you.  And in Him are all the things you truly need: forgiveness, cleansing of the soul, freedom from fear and punishment.  And the other grace gifts:  love, joy, peace, patience, goodness, gentleness, kindness, and self-control.

Today He comes to you as Savior.  If you refuse Him today He will come again.  But His final coming, as described in the book of The Revelation, will be as a mighty warrior-king, leading his army of heavenly hosts, He will come as your judge and jury.  And if you refused Him as gentle king, there is no advocate available for you when he comes as judge.

He’s here today, offering you the gift of life, the gift of Himself.  All you have to do is reach out with your spirit to His Spirit and say, “Yes, Lord, Jesus.  I need you.  I need your forgiveness for my sins, your healing for my wounds, your presence to bring peace to my troubled soul.”

QUESTION: Perhaps your experience is different than mine. How does Jesus come to you?

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About Marcy

I love my Father-God. Together we are walking through a season of my life where I am standing with him against cancer. He is my strength and trust. As one of his daughters, my passion is to share his love with others in practical, everyday illustrations and insights.

Posted on March 6, 2011, in Christian Growth and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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