This week, up and down the land, we heard the Proclamation of Accession, as King Charles III succeeded his lamented mother. Part of that proclamation is ‘beseeching God by whom Kings and Queens do reign to bless His Majesty with long and happy years to reign over us.’
The Bible encourages
‘that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people – for kings and all those in authority…’ (1 Timothy 2:1-2 NIVUK), and so we can join in the proclamation of the Privy Council for the new king.
As Christians, we also proclaim another king, the Lord Jesus Christ. We proclaim his saving death for the world every time we take Communion
(1 Corinthians 11:6), we proclaim him as Lord in the way that we live
(2 Corinthians 4:5), and we proclaim that he is the King of kings, and Lord of lords
(2 Timothy 6:15) who will one day return to this earth to rule with justice and equity; he will heal, restore and reconcile.
May God speed that day, and in the meantime, as we proclaim that Charles is king over the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and of His other Realms and Territories, may we also proclaim loud and clear that King Jesus is Lord of all.
Have a good week proclaiming Jesus.