Picture for Coronation week
As you read this, we are in the middle of the Coronation weekend. King Charles has been crowned as King Charles III with all the pomp and pageantry that we seem to do so well. From the procession of the new State Carriage, and the older Solid Gold Carriage, to the crowning ceremony and anointing with oil (oil from the Mount of Olives in the Holy Land.)
Crowds gather to line the procession route and Westminster Abbey is filled with 2200 specially invited guests, and in the ceremony itself there are those who swear allegiance to the king and make promises to serve him.
Last week in our worship service we sang the song: “King of kings, Majesty” and it made me think about who is the real King.
If King Charles turned up at our morning service, wouldn’t we be in a little bit of awe, wonder and excitement. Would we bow or curtsy before him, would he have an entourage with him, would he speak to you or me, would we be allowed to chat to him or shake his hand, such thoughts and questions.
But do you know what, King Charles himself will one day bow before the ‘King of kings’ (Philippians 2:10) and “Confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of the Father”. In        1 Timothy 6:15-16 — “God the blessed and only ruler, the King of kings and Lord of lords, who alone is immortal and who lives in unapproachable light, who no-one has seen or can see. To Him be honour and might forever. Amen”.
This weekend the cry will go up “Long live the King” — but will our song be like last week, to the King of kings. “All within me falls at Your throne. Your Majesty, I can but bow, I lay my all before You now. In royal robes I don’t deserve, I live to serve Your Majesty”.


Vic,Ray,Cathy,Mary, 07/05/2023