Saturday, December 30, 2017

Moreland: Kings

Saturday, December 30, 2017
    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 hath not marvelled 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 wind his banner flings,
An Alexander with his bloody spears,
A Herod heedless of his people’s tears!
And Rome is flames while Nero laughs and sings:
Ye gilded actors of a drama old
Your names are by-words in Love’s temple now,
Your pomp and glory but a winding sheet;
Then Christ came scorning regal robes and gold,
To wear warm blood-drops on a willing brow,
And lo! in love, we stoop and kiss His feet.
    ... John Richard Moreland (1880-1947), Red poppies in the wheat, New York: J. T. White & Co., 1921, p. 58 (see the book)
    See also Jer. 23:5; Ps. 2:1-6; Matt. 27:28-29; John 18:36; Phil. 2:9-11; Rev. 17:12-14
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, the whole world will acknowledge You as King.
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