Watch this new song by Christian artist Hillsong Worship, and pay attention to some of the lyrics.
It’s called “King of Kings,” and describes the saving work of Jesus Christ, with references to some of the most encouraging acts of God in the Bible. For example:
“In the darkness we were waiting without hope, without light”—our helpless spiritual condition (Isaiah 9:2, Matthew 4:16).
“From heaven you came running“—like the father in Jesus’ parable of the prodigal son, who ran toward his repentant son (Luke 15).
“To a virgin came the Word”—a play on words, referring both to God’s instructions to Mary and the birth of Jesus, called “the Word” in John 1.
“Jesus for our sake you died”—the selfless sacrifice of Jesus means we live (2 Corinthians 5:18-21).
“And the church of Christ was born, then the Spirit lit the flame”—connecting the resurrection of Jesus to the Day of Pentecost, as works of God (Colossians 1:18, Revelation 1:5, Acts 2).
“Praise forever to the King of Kings!”
PRAYER: Dear King Jesus, while presidential hopefuls in the United States maneuver for power, we rejoice that you use your power to save. You are the most benevolent King! Rule my heart today and always. Amen.
FURTHER MEDITATION: Slow down. Read and reflect on the lyrics of this song. Check out the Bible verses I referenced. Praise Jesus!