Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:
November 5, A.D. 2002
A brief reflection on today's Scripture passages:
"Every knee shall bend . . ."
What a hymn of glory for what a day of infamy. As many of us trudge to
elections polls (USA) today not to vote for one brand of Herod or Caligula
or Commodus or Heliogabalus, we are given the great joy of this hymn
to remind us that our citizenship on this Earth is only temporary, but
that of the next world is eternal. This passage calls to mind that Christ is our King!
At the name of Jesus everything will be transformed. The mighty of the
world will be cast down and the lowly lifted up, for if all are bowed
into homage to the one God, all are equal. And, in fact, some of those
lowly will go before the great. The Saints shall lead the great parade
of those entering heaven, and many of the saints were the lowliest of
This passage is simply beautiful to think about throughout the day.
Jesus though He was God, did not conduct Himself as God on Earth. He did
not go about ordering everyone around or being holier than thou, though
He certainly was entitled to do so. But He showed us the way of service. Not
the way of high office, with its possible corruption and graft, but
rather the way of the slave -- the servant of all.
Let us today look to our Master and realize that what we hope to
unburden ourselves of in electing officials is actually our great and
joyful duty -- the rightful work of the people of the King. And let us
praise God for what we may do in this work.
Let every knee bow and every tongue confess
Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.
- JuandelaCruz TOCarm (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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