CQOD: 12/30/07 -- Moreland: Kings
Christian Quotation of the DayDecember 30, 2007
Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will raise unto David a righteous Branch, and a King shall reign and prosper, and shall execute judgment and justice in the earth.
-- Jeremiah 23:5 (KJV)
Who has not marveled at the might of kings
When voyaging down the river of dead years?
What deeds of death to still an hour of fears,
What waste of wealth to gild a moth’s frail wings!
A Caesar to the breeze his banner flings,
An Alexander with his bloody spears,
A Herod heedless of his people’s tears!
And Rome in ruin while Nero laughs and sings:
Ye actors of a drama, cruel and cold,
Your names are by-words in Love’s temple now,
Your pomp and glory but a winding-sheet;
Then Christ came scorning regal power and gold
To wear warm blood-drops on a willing brow,
And we, in love, forever kiss His feet.
... John Richard Moreland (1880-1947)
Quiet time reflection:
Lord, the whole world will acknowledge You as King.
See Believer's Desktop Companion 2007
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