by Cristina Grau
Homeschool411.com partner blogger
What’s in a name? A name is more than just something by which we are called; in a sense, it is our reputation. Did you know there are a multitude of names for God? Each name unique and powerful; the list is endless.
Join us on this exciting adventure through Scripture, where we will learn some amazing verses, talk about how those verses should affect our lives, and discuss some practical ways to make these names “real.”
“And on His robe and on His thigh He has a name written, ‘KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS’” (Revelation 19:16).
Humans seem to have a fascination with royalty. We like to watch them, emulate them, and own a piece of them. We get caught up in the lifestyles of those whose lives seem slightly above our own; a station we can only dream of obtaining.
Here in Revelation, we are reminded that Christ is King. Not only is He a King, but the King of all kings. There is no one He looks up to, admires, or emulates. He is the end all- be all of royalty.
This fact is very significant. As the King of all, He has power over everyone and everything. The heavens declare His glory and the world is His handiwork. He has but to speak and immediately things began to happen. Now what earthly king can say the same?
What makes this even more special is that while He has power to command, He still wants us to choose Him. He will not force Himself upon us or insist that we love Him. He wishes for us to come to this conclusion on our own; loving Him of our own free will. Wow! I find that fascinating. The King of kings wants me!
If Christ is the King of all kings, what does this mean for me? Well, if I have accepted His awesome gift of love and believe in His redeeming grace, this makes me royalty too. When we accept Christ as our Savior, we become a part of His family; we become His children. If He is the King of kings, then, my friend, we become princes and princesses. I guess I can keep the tiara (laughing).
As usual, we wanted to bring this home for our kids, so we spent some time talking about royalty and crowns. We discussed our relationship with the King of all and how much our King loves us. Then, we set about some crafting.
1 cup apple sauce
1 cup cinnamon
glitter glue or other embellishments
Mix equal portions of each ingredient. Roll out dough onto parchment paper; using cookie cutters, make shapes with dough; using straw or pencil, poke hole for ribbon to fit through; allow ornaments to dry either overnight or in an oven on low temperature (we used 300 degrees). Once ornaments are dry, decorate, and hang.
For our ornaments, we used a crown cookie cutter. It fit into our lesson and made the event more fun. Now, the house smells so lovely. We ended up making much more than anticipated, so we are thinking we’ll give some away to family.
Copyright 2013. Used by permission of the author. Originally appeared at www.ahomeschoolmom.com, December 13, 2013.
Cristina Grau is a homeschooling mom of four. She began homeschooling in 2003 and is now serving as Yearbook Editor of her private school satellite program. She currently writes a blog, A Homeschool Mom.