Last night in service we heard the Charles Wesley song, “Come Thou Long Expected Jesus.” If you have not listened to this classic Christmas song then check it out here, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vRAFQCOkjgE. There is a particular line that caught my ear last evening.
“Born a child and yet a king.”
That is an amazing phrase in the song. Jesus, who is the Christ, was born into the likeness of our human flesh. He became us so that he could bear our sin upon the cross. He is indeed fully man and yet fully God. Yes, He was born as a baby but conceived as a King, born a King, lived a King, died King, resurrected a King, still a King. Not just any King but the king of another country to come. That is a heavenly. He is the King of kings and Lord of lords. He is the Supreme of supremes. He is the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End. He is the Author and Finisher of our faith. He is the King. In the words of S.M. Lockeridge, “That’s my King, do you know him?”