Mass Attendance
O Emmanuel

O King of Nations

King O King of Nations.

We can almost hear Pilate ask the question even though it's Christmas that approaches, not Easter: "So then, you are a king?"

Kingship is hard to imagine for a baby. And for us it's a difficult metaphor for Jesus, first because it emphasizes his sovereignty not his warm-fuzzy compansionship and second because it's not just "us" over which Jesus is sovereign, but the entire world, even better, the universe.

Something to pray about as we place the infant Jesus in our mangers.

O King of the nations, and their desire,
the cornerstone making both one:
Come and save the human race,
which you fashioned from clay.