Mary Did You Know... He Would One Day Rule the Nations?
Jesus' birth ushered in a new life through His kingdom. In His first advent, Jesus, the King of Kings, came as a sacrificial lamb to pay the penalty for our sin and rescue us from an eternal kingdom of darkness. As our deliverer, Jesus defeated the grave and ascended to Heaven where He rules the glorious kingdom and we await His second advent, His return. This season we celebrate again, awaiting the Bible promised day where Jesus will return as the Victorious and Triumphant, King of Kings.
In today's devotional we stop to worship King Jesus, and await His second coming. I can't think of anything better than listening to the Passion Worship Band sing Crown Him with Many Crowns. Come King Jesus, and bring us into the Kingdom of Glories.
Now take a few minutes to read through the lyrics to this amazing hymn. I challenge you to personalize these words as a prayer to the Lord... and crown Him as Lord of your life.
Crown Him with Many Crowns
by Matthew Bridges, 1800-1894
Crown Him with many crowns
The Lamb upon His throne;
Hark how the heavenly anthem drowns
All music but its own.
Awake, my soul, and sing
Of Him who died for thee
And hail Him as thy matchless King
Through all eternity.
Crown Him the Virgin's Son,
The God incarnate born,
Whose arm those crimson trophies won
Which now His brow adorn;
Fruit of the mystic rose,
As of that rose the stem;
The root whence mercy ever flows,
The Babe of Bethlehem.
Crown Him the Lord of Love.
Behold His hands and side,
Rich wounds, yet visible above,
In beauty glorified.
No angel in the sky
Can fully bear that sight,
But downward bends his wondering eye
At mysteries so bright!
Crown Him the Lord of Life
Who triumphed o'er the grave
And rose victorious in the strife
For those He came to save.
His glories now we sing
Who died and rose on high,
Who died eternal life to bring
And lives that death may die.
Crown Him the Lord of Heaven,
Enthroned in worlds above,
Crown Him the King to whom is given
The wondrous name of Love.
Crown Him with many crowns
As thrones before Him fall;
Crown Him, ye kings, with many crowns
For He is King of all.
Questions to Ponder
- Open your Bible to Revelation chapter 5. This scripture gives us a glimpse into the very throne room of Heaven. Why is Jesus dclared as as "worthy" of worship?
- As you read through the hymn "Crown Him with Many Crowns" which stanza (1,2, 3, 4 or 5) is the most meaningful to you? Why?
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