Lordship of Christ in our lives
Micah 5:2 we read:
“But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, Though you are little among the thousands of Judah, Yet out of you shall come forth to Me The One to be Ruler in Israel, Whose goings forth are from of old, From everlasting.” Philippians 2:11 “and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.”
One of the reasons why Jesus came as foretold by Micah was to be our Ruler and Lord of our lives. And Paul said that Jesus Christ is Lord. Read this story I kept long time ago:
In a large stone cathedral in Europe there was a large, magnificent pipe organ. It was a Saturday afternoon and the custodian was making one final check of the choir and organ loft high in the balcony at the back of the church. He was startled to hear footsteps echoing up the stone stairway, as he thought the doors were all locked and no one was around. He turned to see a man in slightly tattered travelling clothes coming towards him. “Excuse me, sir” the stranger said. “I have come from quite a distance to see the great organ in this cathedral. Would you mind opening the console so that I might get a closer look at it?” The custodian at first refused, but the stranger seemed so eager and insistent that he finally gave in. “May I sit on the bench?” That request of the stranger was met with absolute refusal by the cathedral custodian. “What if the organist came in and found you sitting there? I would probably lose my job!” But again the stranger was so persistent that the custodian gave in. “But only for a moment,” he added. The custodian noticed that the stranger seemed to be very much at home on the organ bench, so he was not completely surprised when he was asked by the stranger to be allowed to play the organ. “No! Definitely not!” said the custodian. “No one is allowed to play it except the cathedral organist.” The man’s face fell, and his deep disappointment was obvious. He reminded the custodian how far he had come and assured him that no damage would be done. Finally the custodian relented and told the stranger he could play the instrument, but only a few notes and then he would have to leave. Overjoyed, the stranger pulled out some stops and began to play. Suddenly the cathedral was filled with the most beautiful music the custodian had ever heard in all his years in that place. The music seemed to transport him heavenward.
In what seemed all too short a time, the dowdy stranger stopped playing and slid off the organ bench. And started down the stairway, “Wait!” cried the custodian. “That was the most beautiful music I have ever heard in the cathedral. Who are you?” The stranger turned for just a moment as he replied, “Mendelssohn.” The man was none other than Felix Mendelssohn, one of the greatest organists and composers of the nineteenth century! The cathedral custodian was alone now in the great stone edifice, the beautiful organ music still ringing in his ears. “Just think” he said softly, “I almost kept the master from playing his music in my cathedral!”
Each one of us has the opportunity to have a personal relationship with the Master, the Ruler, the Lord of the universe, Jesus Christ. Let’s not keep Him from ‘playing His music” and being Ruler and Lord of our lives! Is Jesus the Lord of everything, in every aspect of your life? If not, He is not the Lord at all. Come and surrender to Him, because it is all by grace and by grace alone. Let us start this year 2018 recognizing the absolute Lordship of Christ in our lives.