An Audience With the King

Aug 4, 2023 | Writer's Blog | 0 comments

Once a week, the Prime Minister of England has an audience with the King. The purpose of this meeting is to discuss matters of state. It is private; no notes are taken, nothing is recorded, and no details are leaked to the press. The Prime Minister can freely discuss every issue and any situation. The King will listen without judgment, absorbing what is shared and may, from time to time, offer insight and wisdom from his unique perspective. In the hyper-charged atmosphere of modern politics, this audience can become a place of respite and a moment of encouragement for both leaders.

This is a snapshot of the opportunity available to every Christ follower. We, however, have an advantage. We have 24/7 access to our King instead of a few minutes once a week. We are encouraged to pour out our hearts, not just “discuss matters of state.” Our King really likes it when we tell Him of our love and adoration. Or when we demonstrate our gratitude for the salvation He has given us. (Not sure how King Charles would react if the Prime Minister got that personal.)

The writer of Hebrews encourages us to “draw near with confidence to the throne of grace, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.” Hebrews 4:16 NASB1995. Let that soak in for a minute. We have a perpetual audience with the King of Kings, who is eager to receive us and to give us more than we need. There is no need for fear as we enter the throne room. We don’t even have to clean ourselves up first; He’ll do that when we get there. If we’re hungry, He’ll feed us. If we’re thirsty, He’s our living water. He heals the brokenhearted and sets the captive free. We can cast all our cares on Him, knowing He cares for us. He restores the soul and gives rest to the weary. And He will supply all our needs according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus. Hallelujah!

Pray with me: Thank you, Father, King of the Universe, for an open door into Your presence through Jesus Christ, the Prince of Peace. Amen.

~ Peggy Lundy, writer
~ Deana Harvey, painter

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