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Psalm 22:27-29
Royal power belongs to the Lord. He rules all the nations (Psalm 22:28).

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How do you embrace or resist the truth of Philippians 2:10, that says, “At the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth”?

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How do you humble yourself in worship to the Lord? What does it mean for you to be a child of the King?

Following a meeting at Mildmay Uganda—a specialized center that provides holistic outpatient care for HIV and AIDS patients—I was summoned by Mildmay’s public relations director. “We are welcoming the Queen of England to Mildmay tomorrow,” she said. “Our pediatric patients are preparing to demonstrate their native costumes and traditional dances for Her Majesty. Would you kindly serve as the queen for the children’s final dress rehearsal?”

A few minutes later, processional music played and a stand-in Duke of Edinburgh escorted me to the royals’ designated area. As I sat in the chair that Queen Elizabeth would occupy the next day, I marveled at the opportunity the children would have to lift their frail little arms and dance before royalty.

Then I considered how magnificent it is that all of us can and will demonstrate great honor and respect for our Lord Jesus Christ. The Scriptures promise:

• “The whole earth will acknowledge the Lord and return to Him. All the families of the nations will bow down before Him. For royal power belongs to the Lord. He rules all the nations” (Psalm 22:27-28).

• “But mightier than the violent raging of the seas, mightier than the breakers on the shore—the Lord above is mightier than these! . . . Your reign, O Lord, is holy forever and ever” (Psalm 93:4-5).

• “Praise the Lord, the God of Israel, because He has visited and redeemed His people. He has sent us a mighty Savior from the royal line of His servant David, just as He promised through His holy prophets long ago” (Luke 1:68-70).

• “ ‘As surely as I live,’ says the Lord, ‘every knee will bend to Me, and every tongue will confess and give praise to God’ ” (Romans 14:11).

NLT 365-day reading plan passage for today: Romans 8:19-39

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3 Responses to “queen for a day”

  1. hchead says:

    Am glad to read this this morning. I know i have not perfected my worship & loyalty to the Most High King but i also know i am a big shareholder(in fact a join heir with Christ) & so i would put more effort into it by His grace.

    Am also glad to know that since He has never failed the words of Rom 14v11 will come true. Praise God.

  2. GChoo says:

    Thanks Roxanne for reminding us of our Most High God, our Creator who deserves our utmost worship, honor and respect than anyone on earth.

    To me, it is such a great privilege to be God’s children. In Him, there is hope, love, joy, peace even in the midst of uncertainties. All i can do is to put my heart, mind and soul when i worship our Sovereign and Mighty God because He is the only one worthy of our worship and praises.

  3. winn collier says:

    I like how you speak of these declarations of praise as something the Scriptures promise, a deep good that they ensure will happen. I’m not sure we always think of praise of our God as the deep good, more than an obligation. thanks.

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