Sunday, August 21, 2022

Kilmer: The Kings of the earth

Sunday, August 21, 2022
    The kings of the earth take their stand
        and the rulers gather together
        against the LORD and against his Anointed One.
    —Psalm 2:2 (NIV)
The Kings of the earth are men of might,
And cities are burned for their delight,
And the skies rain death in the silent night,
    And the hills belch death all day!

But the King of Heaven, Who made them all,
Is fair and gentle, and very small;
He lies in the straw, by the oxen’s stall—
    Let them think of Him to-day!
    ... Joyce Kilmer (1886-1918), Joyce Kilmer: Memoir and Poems, v. I, New York: George H. Doran Company, 1918, p. 169 (see the book)
    See also Ps. 2:2; Isa. 42:1-4; Matt. 11:29; 27:1; Luke 2:6-7; 2 Cor. 10:1; Phil. 2:5-8; Rev. 17:12-14
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, Your have conquered Your enemies with meekness.

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