Prayer Notes #7

A Reflection on Matthew 27:24-31

What kind of king are you, Lord Jesus?  Just when I think I’m beginning to understand your kingship, some new facet shifts into my view, and I am again swept up into wonder and amazement, confusion and mystification.

You are the Creator of all things, all majestic vistas that we see in the sky-breaking mountains and in the vast and far-reaching oceans, all the mind-numbingly minute microbes and the whales of the sea, those living islands that plow the waves.  You design and form the delicate intricacy of the cells and systems of the human body and of the human soul.

You, the Maker of all people, made even Mary, the woman who gave birth to her own Creator.  Mystery of mysteries!

You are the King, Ruler, Master of all.  Sovereign of sovereigns!  So great is your rule and dominion that even the mocking and scourging of your enemies accomplishes the precise purpose of your will.  Indeed, the very violence your enemies poured out on you became the means of salvation even for those very enemies of yours.

Your glory and majestic rule far exceeds my imagination, great High King of heaven and earth, Jesus, my Lord and my God.

© 2010 Gary A. Chorpenning


One thought on “Prayer Notes #7

  1. I love the picturesque wording that you use in speaking of His majestic creation.
    The workings of the Atonement is a mystery beyond our comprehension. Here’s a passage I read last night from C.S. Lewis – “Mere Christianity” (a book that I’ve heard you recommend)
    “We believe that the death of Christ is just that point in history at which something absolutely unimaginable from outside shows through into our world. And if we cannot picture even the atoms of which our own world is built, of course we are not going to be able to picture this. Indeed, if we found that we could fully understand it, that very fact would show it was not what it professes to be – the inconceivable, the uncreated, the thing from beyond nature, striking down into nature like lightning.”


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