Friday, December 22, 2006
. . .O Rex gentium
Who would not fear thee, O King of the nations?
For this is thy due;
for among all the wise ones of the nations
and in all their kingdoms
there is none like thee (Jeremiah 10.7)
The Lord was hailed as King of the nations by Jeremiah. Isaiah's prophecy included all peoples. We celebrate the birthday as one like us in all things save sin each Christmas. His birth, death and resurrection is our hope to welcome him when he comes again.