TEXT: "We wait in hope for the Lord; He is our help and our shield." Psalm 33:20
THEME: Waiting for the King
DEVOTIONAL THOUGHT: In the Lion King, the young Simba sings a catchy tune called, "I Can't Wait to be King." In the song, Simba puts his hopes on what he imagines it will be like to be in charge, to be the king. He has images of being strong and mighty and fearless.
Old Testament, the children of
Today, we too
wait in hope for our king, Jesus; and we also have images of His return. But
unlike Simba and the children of
QUESTIONS FOR REFLECTION AND APPLICATION:
In the Old Testament, the king was often called the "shield" or "protector."
· How is God our shield? What does He protect us from?
· How should our hope in Jesus' return make us feel everyday?
· If belief in the fact of Jesus' suffering, death and resurrection saves us, where do emotions fit in?
SHORT PRAYER: Dear Jesus, we praise you for the hope we have, a hope that is based not on imagination, but upon your truth and accomplishments. We give thanks for that salvation that you so freely gave to us on the cross. Please continue to be our shield and protector and help us to overcome temptations which can pull us away from the truth of salvation. Thank you Jesus, Amen.