Today’s word 3-15-2011

Long may he live!
May gold from Sheba be given him.
May people ever pray for him
and bless him all day long.
Psalms 72:15

Ever since the government of the nations has been the responsibility of man, things have been managed by means of violence or threats of violence. The only thing maintaining the peace, in many cases, is the latent possibility of conflict that makes people ─brothers or not─ refrain from going to war in order to avoid the high financial and human costs involved. The resulting peace is always unstable and the relationships between people or, rather, between their governments will always be full of suspicion, fear and distrust. How different will things be when our Lord Jesus Christ returns to claim his throne as King of kings and Lord of lords! That day, all nations of the earth shall humble under his majesty and authority. Nothing will be accomplished through violence because everybody will live in harmony under the supreme command of the just and loving Creator. Praise and worship will be the order of the day and every knee shall bow and every tongue shall acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord.

Let us look forward to that glorious day when our beloved Savior will return for his church and later descend from heaven, accompanied by his righteous army; to rule with justice and fairness to all nations. Let’s keep this hope alive so we can await with patience the return of the great King. He reigns! To God alone be the glory!

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