By Edward K. Powell
Elizabeth I of England once declared, “I wish I could be alive when Christ returns because I would like to be the first earthly monarch to take my crown and lay it at his feet.” While it is nice to see an earthly monarch publicly acknowledge the authority of Christ, the fact of the matter is that all monarchs, whether or not they share Queen Elizabeth’s sentiment, will bow before Him. Concerning Jesus, Paul wrote, “Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things on earth, and things under the earth: and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father” (Philippians 2:9-11).
- Edward K. Powell, Quotes & Idea Starters For Preaching and Teaching, p. 151; via THE SOWER, a weekly publication of the Arthur church of Christ, Arthur, IL. Ron Bartanen, who serves as minister and editor, may be contacted through the congregation's website: http://www.arthurchurchofchrist.com