Chaplain’s Chat 11th May 2023
Not sure what it was like for you (or if you even had any interest) but as I watched the coronation of King Charles III, there was a deep sense of both awe and amusement. Such pomp and circumstance, history and an attempt to modernise. And then the claim that 400 million people around the world ‘tuned in’ to watch. This is the second largest audience of any world event (Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral being the largest)
So with that in mind (without getting into a discussion about the how’s and when) Revelation 1:7 (NIV) says, “Look, he is coming with the clouds, and every eye will see him…” What a world spectacular it will be when Jesus returns – when everyone will see it happen (prior to modern technology I wondered how that could be – but it just seems so do-able now).
In the mean time – I want to be more excited about the King of kings.To share his story, so people can know what it means to have a personal relationship with a King who knows us, each by name. E.g. Psalm 139:1-24 Jeremiah 1:5 2 Corinthians 5:17
From Revelation 1;4-6 Grace and peace to you from him who is, and who was, and who is to come, and from the seven spirits before his throne, 5 and from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, the firstborn from the dead, and the ruler of the kings of the earth. To him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood, 6 and has made us to be a kingdom and priests to serve his God and Father—to him be glory and power for ever and ever! Amen.
As the Gospel choir sang in the coronation service – ‘Alleluia’.