It's Advent season and so I've got Christmas music on my brain! I think some of the most profound biblical teaching can be found in the old "Advent Hymns". It's probably beyond the scope of my space here to prove it, but let me get you thinking about it by looking at one great old Christmas song: What Child Is This? Take a look.
What Child is this who laid to rest
On Mary's lap is sleeping?
Whom angels greet with anthems sweet
While shepherds watch are keeping
This, this is Christ the King
Whom shepherds guard and angels sing
Hast, haste to bring Him laud
The babe, the Son of Mary
Seems simple enough, right? Not so fast. Like many songs that tell the incomplete truth about Jesus being the King of our hearts (which, again, he is) this song tells the whole story and says that Christ is THE King. He's the King that is worshiped by angles all the way down to shepherds. Then, everyone in ear-shot is commanded, "Haste, haste to bring Him laud." In other words, "Attention everyone: You need to hurry, run, don't walk so you can bend the knee to King Jesus."