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    by Susan McGrath

Here Comes the King
Date Posted: August 20, 2005

Recently the famous Budweiser Clydesdale horses made an appearance in my hometown. They were promoted on the front page of the paper and people of all ages gathered along the "parade" route to see them clomp past.

They didn't seem to be in a hurry to show themselves on that hot summer day, but their theme song (you may remember it from an old beer commercial), "Here Comes the King", kept running through my head.

Despite the heat and delay, people waited on curbs and front porches, on lawn chairs and blankets for the majestic beasts to come into view.

How eagerly do we await the return of our true King, Jesus Christ? Are we excited that he will return for us one day. Do we have reserved seating? Is all in readiness?

Or is the heat too much for us to be bothered with Jesus today? Do we have better things to do than prepare ourselves and others for his return -- important things like careers and ballgames and club meetings? Are we more concerned with where we sit in church on Sunday than how we will serve in heaven?

When the trumpet sounds, I doubt it will play "Here Comes the King", but come He will. Will we be ready?

". . . to live is Christ, to die is gain." -- Philippians 1:21

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Biography Information:
Susan McGrath is:

a recovering journalist trying to encourage others and glorify God through writing;

living the small-town life with husband Tim and sons Lincoln, 12, and Sawyer, 6;

completing a few put-off writing projects while using chocolate for therapy.
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