Music for December 13th
Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion!
Shout aloud, O daughter of Jerusalem!
Behold, your king is coming to you;
righteous and having salvation is he,
humble and mounted on a donkey,
on a colt, the foal of a donkey.
In Zechariah 9, the prophet calls Israel to rejoice greatly! And then he gives the reason for rejoicing – their king is coming. To a people who had so many evil rulers throughout their history, Zechariah’s description of their king would have been comforting. He tells them their king will be righteous and will bring salvation. And unlike the foreign kings who came and conquered them, Israel’s king would not come on a war horse. He would peacefully and humbly come on the foal of a donkey. Christ was and is different and greater than any other king to walk this earth. Though He was the King of kings, He was humble. Though He was all-powerful, He came in peace. Though He was rejected and put to death by His own people, He conquered death and provided salvation to those who hated Him. This King, Jesus the Messiah, is our king also and has made atonement for our sins. We have no reason to fear – since our King Jesus has set us free!
Angels from the Realms of Glory
The Lord Is
Oh Holy Night
Now Why This Fear