Monday, December 17, 2012

Have You Received Your King?

A couple of weeks ago, I was listening to Christmas music and heard a song all too familiar to most.  This time, it really struck a chord in me, and I found the Lord speaking to my heart through it.  

"Joy to the World, the Lord is come.  Let earth receive her King!" 

We could probably sing all of the words if asked, but have you ever thought about what that opening line really is demanding.  It proclaims that the Christ child has come, but then it demands something of the "earth", of all of us. 

This is where the Lord really opened my eyes to this one line in the whole song, the part we all know by heart and have sung countless times over the years without really contemplating what it means. 

It tells us to RECEIVE our King. 

Have you?  In all His simplicity and wonder? 

Have you accepted His birth, His life, His gift to us all?  His death?  His resurrection?  Is He in your heart?  Does He rule your life? 

Have you RECEIVED your King?

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