Sing it with me, “All I want for Christmas is my… King to come!?! I don’t think that’s how it goes.
In our final sermon on the Minor Prophets we will look at the promise God makes to his people to send them a King. I know that when we think of Kings we think of fantasy novels and global celebrities, but we really do want a King. Really. In all of our longings for a secure future, in all of our desire to have clear direction in our life, our hopes for comfort and safety; in all of this what we really want is a good King.
I know that it is not the first thing that rolls off our lips when we reflect on what we want, but the truth is we are all longing for a King. The good news is that he has come and he is coming.
I can’t wait to worship together.
“Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion!
Shout aloud, O daughter of Jerusalem!
Behold, your king is coming to you”
"The Church is not promised success; it is promised the peace of Christ in the midst of tribulation, and the witness of the Spirit given out of the Church’s weakness and ignorance. For the future it has Christ’s promise: 'It is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the Kingdom' (Luke 12:32). And for the present it has His assurance: 'Be of good cheer; I have overcome the world! (John 16:33).'"
—Lesslie Newbigin (unpublished paper dated 1962)