Oh come, let us sing to the Lord; let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation! Let us come into his presence with thanksgiving; let us make a joyful noise to him with songs of praise! For the Lord is a great God, and a great King above all gods. Psalm 95:1-3
In focussing on Christ as King through Advent 2014, we can do no better than to go to the Psalms.
Angels sang at the birth of Jesus. The shepherds rejoiced at seeing the new-born King. And Psalm 95 calls us to be thankful and sing and make a joyful noise to the Lord.
But why all this singing and rejoicing?
Because the Lord is a great God and a great King above all gods and he is the creator of all things, including us. Of the Son, this one born to Mary in Bethlehem, the one the angels proclaimed, we read in Colossians 1:15-16:
He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through him and for him.
Why worship elsewhere, when we can worship the one true God in Christ Jesus? Why pay homage to any other than the great King above all gods?
Oh come, let us worship and bow down;
let us kneel before the Lord, our Maker!
For he is our God… (Psalm 95:6-7)