“I tell you, among those born of women there is no one greater than John; yet the one who is least in the kingdom of God is greater than he.” (Luke 7:38, NIV)
Jesus said this about his cousin, John the Baptist. Within days, John’s head would be sawed from his body.
For the pleasure of a king. A man who lived to gratify himself.
Our King is like no other king!
You and I will enter Heaven’s gates, we’ll glimpse Jesus and fall to our knees, and cast our crowns at His feet. And worship. Worship the One who set us free. Worship the One who paid the price. Worship the only One worthy to be praised.
For all eternity we will worship the Lamb of God who traded a palace for a manger, who suffered humiliation and pain like no other.
For the pleasure of the cross. And who will stand with arms wide open to welcome rescued sinners.
Lyrics to a popular song says, ”You didn’t want heaven without us”—a truth this side of Heaven none of us can fully grasp. Unconditional, selfless love isn’t modeled for us in our world today, so how could we know the depths of what God’s love did for us? But we can accept, believe, and live our lives each day…
For the pleasure of our King.
Below is a link to, “I Can Only Imagine,” a song that beautifully captures some of our thoughts about Heaven. I pray you’ll worship King Jesus as you enjoy the music.
By Amre Cortadino
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