Christ the King: Ruler of the church and His people.
As a believer of Christ we should know and understand that we are not in control of our life Christ the redeemer is. When we understand this principle we will have PEACE in all our undertakings.
Two point from the book of Daniel:
1) Daniel 3 – 14 : 30
King Nebuchnezzar thought he is in control and has power over all people living in his kingdom; he set up a huge golden image in Babylon and required everyone to bow down before it and worship it. Anybody who refused to do so would be thrown into a fiery furnace, but Shadrach, Meshach, and Abdnego understand that they are not in control of their life that God is, so they refuse to bow down or frightened by their situation. They told the king Nebuchnezzar “we believe God is going to deliver us, but even if He does not we are not conforming to your image of what you think we ought to be. We are going to do what God is telling us to do. You can do what you want to with your furnace. But whatever happens to us, we will have PEACE”.
2) Daniel 6 – 13 : 28
This chapter tell us that Daniel believed in the importance of prayer and that prayer is the way to communicate with God that he in control of his life. The King Darius had issued a royal decree saying that for thirty days, anyone asking a petition of any god or man other than the King Darius would be cast into a den of lions. Daniel continued to pray three time a day, he knew that God’s protection could render men’s threats totally null and void and at the end PEACE will reign. King Darius wrote “I make a decree that in all my royal dominion men must tremble and fear before the God of Daniel. For he is the living God, enduring and steadfast forever, and His kingdom shall not be destroyed and His dominion shall be even to the end. He is a savior and deliverer and He works signs and wonders in the heavens and on the earth – He who has delivered Daniel from the power of the lions."
So, with all the ups and downs in the world we should put our trust in God, surrender our life to God who is the King of our life and behave like Daniel and the three Hebrew that we are not in control Christ the King is and He will bring PEACE back to the world.
Peace in your world.