7: Crown

Crowns represent authority, royalty and kingship.
Good things ehn? But the ‘crown’ of Jesus’ day was after his life.

“When Herod the king heard this, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him;” Matthew 2:3

Herod felt threatened by the little baby that was called the King of the Jews. In the process of hunting the baby Jesus, he caused pain for a lot more mothers and families. He thought the violence would assert the authenticity of his ruler-ship. Thankfully, Herod’s sword could not take off Jesus’ crown because God’s shield was over him.

Jesus is the true king who died and brokered the peace and salvation of his people through the sacrifice of His blood.

So what swords are threatening your crown? Your identity? Your passion? Your heart? Are the crowns within? Remember that you are only being hunted because you are an asset to this generation. You are valuable.

You are a child of the King, if you believe. And that means there is Someone looking out for you.

Trust that He will take care of you.

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“Rise, take the child and his mother, and flee to Egypt, and remain there until I tell you, for Herod is about to search for the child, to destroy him.” Matthew 2:13

Tomorrow’s toy is: Compass

Author: Toluwanimi

Toluwanimi believes young people can do great things with their lives. “Give them wings; watch them soar,” He always says. He is a physician by training and a budding behavioral scientist with a keen interest in child and adolescent health and development. Having worked with teenagers for over a decade, he loves to study and practice evidenced-based methods of inspiring positive behavioral change. His current project, GrandHeights, aims to provide resources and mentorship connections that inspire and empower young people to realize their life’s full potential despite negative circumstances around them. He plans to develop an establishment that will conduct research, develop effective strategies that will impart hope, empowerment, and refuge for youth and families in at-risk situations. He also believes creativity can be a transformative tool and through his start-up, Missionary Creatives, he helps nonprofits tell their stories and develop strategies to drive growth.

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