The Return of the King

In the United States nearly 60% of all children under the age of five who are murdered are killed by a parent. Nearly four children each day die as a result of abuse or neglect. 

But the King is coming.

An estimated three million American children are victims of sexual abuse.  Roughly one in four women have been sexually assaulted at some point in their lives.  

But the King is coming.

8.4 million of the world’s children are forced to work, fight, or perform illicit activities against their will.  Almost 16,000 children die each day from hunger related causes worldwide.

But the King is coming.

He’s coming for the student who is bullied, rejected, and marginalized.  He’s coming for the oppressed alien worker paid an illegal unfair wage.  He’s coming for the disabled veteran sleeping on the street, his life used up for the people who ignore him. He’s coming for the forgotten senior citizen who has to choose between buying food and heating her apartment.

The King is coming.  And like good King Richard when the good King comes He will bring the cruel autocrat to Justice and restore our freedom.

The King is coming.  And like good King Aragon when the good King comes He will turn the tide of the Battle and restore our hope.

The King is coming.  And like good King Arthur when the good King comes He will fight for Beauty and restore our faith. 

The King is coming.

I saw heaven standing open and there before me was a white horse, whose rider is called Faithful and True. With Justice he judges and makes war. His eyes are like blazing fire, and on his head are many crowns. He has a name written on him that no one knows but he himself. He is dressed in a robe dipped in blood, and his name is the Word of God. The armies of heaven were following him, riding on white horses and dressed in fine linen, white and clean. Out of his mouth comes a sharp sword with which to strike down the nations. “He will rule them with an iron scepter.”  He treads the winepress of the fury of the wrath of God Almighty. On his robe and on his thigh he has this name written:

       KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS. (Revelation 19:11-16)

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