Good King - Elisabeth Klein

Today’s Text (not as in Scripture, but as in what popped up on my cell phone this morning compliments of my encouragement fairy): The King is calling your name.

 

 

 

Sweet, sweet words to my soul. I sat down on the couch with my tea, under a blanket, a candle lit, my Bible and journal next to me. I closed my eyes and pictured a King, my King, calling my name…I pictured Him looking for me, waiting for me. Beth Moore says God can’t wait for us to wake up each morning. He’s like a parent of a newborn who can’t get enough, who has to tiptoe into the nursery during naptime for one more look. He loves us just that much.

 

 

 

And He’s not waiting for me so He can shame me, to give me marching orders (though sometimes I do ask for them), to point out how long it’s been since I’ve entered His holy presence.He takes delight in me as a Father with a treasured daughter.He wants to know how I’m doing (even though He already knows).He wants to know what’s hurting me (He knows that too).According to Song of Solomon, He loves the sound of my voice and He thinks my face is lovely.He thinks I’m precious in His sight.He calls me the apple of His eye.He takes great delight in me, He quiets me with His love, and He, as King on the throne, sings a song over me.He knows me by name.

 

Revelation 2:17b says, “To {her} who overcomes, I will give {her} a white stone with a new name written on it, known only to {her} who receives it.”

 

 

 

So, He knows my actual right-now name, but I think, when He’s calling me into His presence, when He’s singing that song over me, I imagine it with my new name falling from His lips, and flowing in the lyrics. My new name that I don’t know yet. My new name that only a King can give me.

 

 

 

I’m overwhelmed yet again by this great love. It’s a big love. It’s not always a safe love, according to C.S. Lewis, but it’s a good love. It holds me up. It pulls me through. It carries me through a day. It’s carried me through my life.

 

 

 

“Be at rest once more, O my soul, for the Lord has been good to you.” Psalm 116:7

 

 

 

So, so good.As only a King can be.