King of the Mountain

My family lived on a corner in a small town in Pennsylvania. Each winter the snow plows would push all the snow near our house. We were the lucky ones with our own snow banks that stood anywhere from four to six feet high to play on. All the neighborhood kids would end up on the corner, and we worked together to dig out an igloo, make a path from top to bottom to slide down on, or (my favorite) play King of the Mountain.

The object was to scale the snow bank, get to top, and remain there as King of the Mountain. The true “meanness” came out in all of us as kids. Everyone wanted to be king, so there was a lot of pushing, tripping, and grabbing. In order to become king, you had to knock the current king off the top. Winning in this game was only achieved by displacing someone else. Do you feel the love?  How sad and opposite that is from the way God desires us to be.

1 Corinthians 13:11 “When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things.” 

Matthew 20:27 “And whosoever will be chief among you, let him be your servant:” 

I happen to believe the Bible is the inspired Word of God (2 Timothy 3:16-17). So as I read and study the Word of God, I find that there is only one King—Jesus Christ.

Daniel 2:37 “Thou, O king, art a king of kings: for the God of heaven hath given thee a kingdom, power, and strength, and glory.”

1 Timothy 6:15 “Which in his times he shall shew, who is the blessed and only Potentate, the King of kings, and Lord of lords;”

Revelation 17:14 “…for he is Lord of lords, and King of kings: and they that are with him are called, and chosen, and faithful. 

I can just imagine Jesus, as King, standing on top of the mountain of life, with His hand stretched out to me and you, encouraging and helping us to come up higher.

John 14:3 “And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.”

I pray this week you will look up into the face of the King of Kings and see how much He loves you. He is holding His hand out to you saying, “Come on child, let me help you up!”

Revelation 19:16 “And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.”

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