I recently read a newspaper article about a lady nicknamed Peaches. She grew up in SC, attended and became a cheerleader at a NC university, moved to England, and serves in a position chosen and appointed by the Queen. Yes, THAT Queen.
Because of the girl’s relationship with the Queen of England, the Queen calls her by name; her nickname. It’s a pretty amazing story. I think it would be quite awesome to have the Queen of England know me well enough to call me by my nickname (if I had one), or even my first name!
But I have my own amazing story. Jesus, the KING of kings (even better than the Queen of England!) calls me by name. In John 10, Jesus reveals himself as the GOOD SHEPHERD and his followers are his sheep. Jesus says “he calls his own sheep BY NAME and leads them out.”(v3) He goes on to say “the good shepherd sacrifices his life for the sheep.”(v11)
I may not know the Queen and she may not know my name, but KING JESUS does. He has known me forever. He came to save, lead, and guide me, to suffer and to die for me. HE will reign forever. And I think that’s pretty awesome.
“…he is Lord of all lords and King of all kings.”
“On his robe at his thigh was written this title: King of all kings and Lord of all lords.”
© 2017 Robin R King