"The King Who is to come; O come let us adore Him."
2nd Day: OUR KING'S CLAIM TO SOVEREIGNTY
Jesus Christ, as God, has an absolute right
to our unfailing and universal obedience. He is
King of Kings and Lord of Lords, and every created
being in Heaven and on earth is bound to
carry out His Divine will in all things. We owe
Him homage and adoration as the continual and
unceasing tribute to which He has a right by virtue
of His supreme Majesty. He is the Lord our
God, and we are His servants. His handmaidens,
the sheep of His pasture. Rejoice in being subject
to such a King, adore His Majesty, and fall
down at His feet and promise Him obedience in
every detail of your life.
Jesus Christ has also an unlimited claim on
us as our Creator. "By Him all things were made."
Now creation gives the most perfect title to ownership
that exists; nothing is so completely ours
as that which we in some sense create. Hence we
belong entirely to our King. We are His absolute
property and possession. We have no rights of our
own in opposition to His. His rights over us, over
all that we call ours, over our body and our soul,
are all-embracing. We shall therefore, if we are
wise, put ourselves and all our faculties, especially
our will, to Him to do with us as He pleases.
Jesus Christ is also our King as being the
heir of the Eternal Father. God has appointed
Him, says St. Paul (Heb. i. 2), heir of all things.
He has the right of inheritance, Man though he
is, to all the glory and all the dominion of the
Eternal Father. He entered on His inheritance when
He trampled on sin and on death. No wonder,
then, that St. Paul says: "All things are ours; and
we are Christ's and Christ is God's." We inherit
God's good things as subjects of Christ our King.