taking a closer look: “Lord”

LORD (noun):

1. one having power and authority over others

a. a ruler by hereditary right or preeminence to whom service and obedience are due

b. one of whom a fee or estate is held in feudal tenure

c. an owner of land or other real property

d. one that has achieved mastery or that exercises leadership or great power in some area

2. When capitalized:

a. God

b. Jesus

(Merriam Webster Dictionary)

This being the last installment of this series on the chorus of “Oh Come All Ye Faithful,” I find it so fitting that it will end on one of my favorite Words.

Lord.

And again, it refers to Jesus by title, and by name.

He is Lord over all, reigning in heaven and earth. His Name by birthright as Son of God, whose full inheritance (you and I as His Bride!) is yet to be fully collected. He is all powerful, and will rule for all eternity.

All these thoughts run quickly through my head when I hear, read or sing the word Lord, but especially so this time of year.

The Lord over all, Jesus, came to live, breathe, cry, and love among us, starting just as we each did, a humble wrinkly needy baby!

So sing this familiar tune with a wee more reverence, awe and gusto this weekend, friend, as we gather to celebrate our Lord’s birth!

Word: “Whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through Him to God the Father.” Colossians 3:17

Worship: “Oh Come All Ye Faithful” sung in Westminster Abbey!

#Christmascountdown #Lord #hopefortheharddays

PS. Thanks for joining me for this closer look at this familiar Christmas song as we have journeyed a bit deeper into the meaning behind the words we are singing. I pray it has blessed you this season! Next week, we’re gonna get a bit MERRY together 😊

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