John 19:19-25

The chief priests of the Jews protested to Pilate, “Do not write ‘The King of the Jews,’ but that this man claimed to be king of the Jews.”  Pilate answered, “What I have written, I have written.”  (John 19:21-22)

Jesus is King.

Whether we prefer His ways or not.

Whether He is popular or not.

Whether He is understood or not.

Jesus is King.

He is King, though the world condemned Him to death.

He is King, though the world may condemn His followers to death.

Jesus is King.

He triumphed in suffering.

He reigned under the scorn of the masses.

He purchased men from every nation with His blood.

Jesus is King.

Will we call Him by His rightful name?

Or will we refuse to believe because His ways are not like ours?

He was in the world, and though the world was made through him, the world did not recognize him.  He came to that which was his own, but his own did not receive him.  Yet to all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God – children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband’s will, but born of God.  (John 1:10-13)