December 22, 2023

My King

Daily Devotional2 Minutes

“Where is He who has been born King of the Jews? For we have seen His Star in the East and have come to worship Him.”—Matthew 2:2

Born in England, James Rowe served in the Government Survey Office in Dublin, Ireland before moving to America. There, he was successful in the corporate world, but his real passion emerged in the more than 9,000 hymns, poems, and other works he published.

Perhaps his faith is best expressed in his hymn “He’s My King,” a celebration of all Jesus meant to him. He described singing about Jesus “all day long.” He was enraptured by that relationship and by how He brought joy to his heart. The love he felt from Jesus was everything to him.

He wanted everyone to know that Jesus was his Savior and King. Rowe sang His praises all day long. This was a real love relationship—“streams of love around my soul are flowing.” Jesus’ love had changed his life, and he was eager to tell others about his faith in Him. That love inspired him to sing “an endless song.”

He knew that he would spend eternity with Jesus. He would go home to glory with the souls who trust His saving grace and join all believers in singing and telling His story, “In the blessèd sunshine of His face.”

This Christmas season, think about your personal relationship with Jesus. Don’t hold back, but celebrate. Sing the many ways He has changed your life. Make sure He is your King, your Savior, and the Lord of your life.

Reflection Question: Describe your relationship with Jesus.

Prayer
Dear Lord Jesus, You are my King. I dedicate my time, talents, and treasures to You. I worship You. In Your name, amen.

Today's Bible Reading
Matthew 2

Prayer
Dear Lord Jesus, You are my King. I dedicate my time, talents, and treasures to You. I worship You. In Your name, amen.

Today's Bible Reading
Matthew 2