“For to which of the angels did God ever say, ‘You are my Son; today I have become your Father’”? Hebrews 1.5a
This quote from Psalm 2, although originally about David, was always regarded as a promise of the future king, the Messiah, who would fulfil the description of the one who will reign over the whole world in a way that David never did. Ordinary people in first-century Israel knew this, and recognised in Jesus the one was truly heir to David’s throne. We hear the blind man calling out “Son of David, have mercy on me” Mark 10.47 – and the crowds on the Mount of Olives on Palm Sunday crying out “Hosanna to the Son of David!” Matthew 21.9 Do we recognise his right to reign over us?
A common declaration of the early church, which you can see in the New Testament, is the simple but profound ‘Christ is Lord’. Let’s make that statement of faith our prayer today. Christ, you are Lord, Lord of my life and Lord of Creation. I worship you.