Kickin' It with the King of Kings
“What’s in a name?” William Shakespeare asked (Romeo and Juliet, II, ii, 1-2).
Names count for plenty!
I love Jesus, and I love all of the names by which He has been called. In the Bible, the Savior has been tagged with several terrific terms.
Here are 15 of my favorite names of Christ:
- Bread of Life (John 6:35, 48)
- Bridegroom (Matthew 9:15)
- Bright and Morning Star (Revelation 22:16)
- Dayspring (Luke 1:78)
- Desire of all nations (Haggai 2:7)
- Faithful and True (Revelation 19:11)
- Forerunner (Hebrews 6:20)
- Lamb of God (John 1:29, 36)
- Light of the World (John 1:8; 8:12)
- Lion of the tribe of Judah (Revelation 5:5)
- Lord of Hosts (Isaiah 44:6)
- Our Passover (1 Corinthians 5:7)
- Prince of Peace (Isaiah 9:6)
- Redeemer (Job 19:25; Isaiah 59:20; Isaiah 60:16)
- Shepherd and Overseer of Souls (1 Peter 2:25)
Hallelujah! He is the King of Kings (1 Timothy 6:15; Revelation 17:14). And He is our Healer, the Great Physician (Mark 2:16-17).
Read the Gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke and John), and you will be amazed at the number of times Jesus healed the sick, the lame and the hurting. He mended bodies, minds and souls everywhere He walked.
Do you need healing?
Daily, I pray for healing for loved ones with broken bodies and fractured feelings. Cancers, strokes, seizures, heart conditions and other maladies trouble people I care about.
Personally, I plead with God for a cure for a chronic medical condition with which I was diagnosed a couple of years ago, for freedom from frequent migraines, and for mending of traumatic injuries I sustained last summer in a riding accident. But in my mind’s eye, I’m kicking up my heels with the King of Kings.
What do you ask of the Great Physician?
Infirmities take many forms, but the Lord is the answer to each kind of struggle. Perhaps He will heal us immediately. Maybe He will lead us on a journey of gradual improvement. In the end, those who follow Him will find the complete answer to our prayers.
“But for you who revere My Name,
the Sun of Righteousness
will rise with healing in its rays.
And you will go out and frolic
like well-fed calves.”
(Malachi 4:2, NIV)
If healing tarries, what can we do?
I love stories like this. Country star Brad Paisley just released a new hit single, titled “Hard Life.” The message is powerful, and downloads benefit the A-T Children’s Project. Personally, this cause touches my heart as much as the song lyrics do, as my granddaughter lives with A-T daily.
“Hard Life” was written by Joe Kindregan (23), a pal of Paisley’s, who also has A-T.
Give the song a listen. See what you think.
Life is hard, no matter what we face. Every one of us has a story, filled with challenges of our own flavors.
But thank God for sending the King of Kings, the Bright and Morning Star, the Prince of Peace and the Light of the World as a baby in Bethlehem to offer hope of healing and a reason for living.
He knows your name and mine. And He is the Answer.
One day, sooner or later, may we all be kickin’ it with the King of Kings.
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Brad Paisley - “Hard Life”
Promotional Photo – fair use