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Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

November 5, A.D. 2002

Philippians 2:5-11
Psalm 22:15-24
Luke 14:15-24

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 the low.

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 (sriddle415@yahoo.com)

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