God Sees A King


This is Easter week. It always makes me a little somber, which I would imagine is appropriate. We have the events leading to the cross, the crucifixion and then the resurrection. I am reminded of my unworthiness, hopelessness and my devastation without the cross. This leads me to humility and repentance for the part I played.

“For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures, and that he appeared to Cephas, then to the twelve.” (I Corinthians 15:3-5) This is what we believe praise God!

Last week I was reading and writing about King David’s life in I Samuel. He was God’s man for the time. Who would have imagined out of all of Jesse’s sons that God would pick the youngest and the smallest to become the great King? But that’s how God does it…

A song from way back came to mind and I decided to write the lyrics out for you. These words encouraged me this week as I found myself feeling unworthy for the grace and mercy God has given me in my life. Dwell on the goodness of God and His great love for us this weekend.

Shepherd Boy

One by one Jesse’s sons
Stood before the prophet
Their father knew a king
Would soon be found
And each one passed
Except the last
No one thought to call him
Surely he would never
Wear a crown
But when others see a shepherd boy
God may see a king
Even though your life seems filled
With ordinary things
In just a moment He can touch you
And everything will change
When others see a shepherd boy
God may see a king

One by one problems come
And dreams get shattered
And sometimes it’s hard
To understand
But things like chance
And circumstance
They don’t really matter
Our Father holds tomorrow
In His hands

Well it wasn’t the oldest
It wasn’t the strongest
Chosen on that day
And yet the giants fell
And nations trembled
When they stood in his way

“But when others see a shepherd boy. God may see a king”…when He sees you, He sees His child that He sent His son, Jesus, to die for. He chose you, He redeemed you and changed your name- He called you forgiven.

Just Jesus,



(Words and Music by Ray Boltz & Steve Millikan)


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