- In verse one, how is David described / named?
- To whom does he give credit for success?
- What other things does David say about the God of Israel?
Jesus says that his kingdom is not from here. So if Jesus is a king, it's not at all the kind of king that Pilate has in mind. So what kind of King is Jesus? In your own spiritual life, how does he reign in your heart and mind? With this in mind, I offer you the following poem written by Ian M. Fraser:
No placeNo place to lay your headO Christ whom we call King of Kings;you came to share the painful lotof all the homeless, life’s foundlings.You had no home to call your ownthough earth’s your footstool, heaven your throne.At last, through wood and nails, you founda home, spread-eagled on a cross,where all could see the face of Godmade one with human pain and loss:and hear God’s call, and find God grantsto each a niche of relevance.Lord, make us restless till we restin your good will for humankindthat, while the birds have each a nestand foxes holes, we learn your mindthat all your cherished human racemay claim a sheltered dwelling place.[i]
As always, I look forward to seeing you in worship.