As I was rehearsing for a time of worship last Sunday, the Christmas song “O Come Let Us Adore Him” got me. From the line “O come let us adore Him, Christ the Lord,” the Holy Spirit made my mind and my heart pause on that thought and take a slow and closer look at it.
The lyric does not just invite us to adore Christ for saving us from sin. It highlights His Lordship. The song is an invitation for us to Adore the fact that God is the Master, the Boss, the One who calls the shots.
Having said that, this now presents a problem for the sinful nature of man–that part that wants to be in control. Yup, we all have it. In varying degrees, somewhere deep in the human heart is the desire to be “the Lord”of our lives.
But, friends, we should be grateful that God did not just send His Son to save us, but to be our Master, the Director, the Driver of our lives. Think about a world without a God who is Lord. Would there even be a democracy? Would there even be laws that protect human rights? Would there even be freedom?
The theme of the song is similar to this Psalm.
Oh come, let us worship and bow down; let us kneel before the LORD, our Maker! – Psalm 95:6
“…our Maker!” This makes sense of Jesus’ lordship. Because He made us, he sure knows how to fix our deficiencies, he sure knows how to troubleshoot us when our short-sightedness causes a short circuit of sin. And He definitely knows how to lead us well to a great destiny that He has well prepared for us.
So this Christmas, let us be grateful that in His coming He decided to direct, correct, and protect us not from afar but from within. To be our Father, Friend, Savior and Lord.
So let us not resent His lordship, but rather respond in worship and gratitude.
Merry Christmas, everyone!