My Lord and My God
Who do you serve?
“And (I Believe) in Jesus Christ, His (the Father’s) only Son, our Lord…”
This is the first credal statement of the Christian Church. Lord is not just some nice title that Jesus thought sounded good. It has real meaning. It means He has all power and authority. He rules over all things.
Sometimes, I think we use this title without really thinking about what it means. This phrase is both frightening and reassuring at the same time. Jesus’ commands are final and He is our judge, from which nothing can be hidden. He also is our savior who has the power to carry out any and all promises He makes.
- Fact: On the one hand, we are saying that Jesus is, indeed, Lord. This is a fact. Nothing can change this, even if we don’t believe it.
- Submission: On the other hand, we are proclaiming our full, personal submission to Jesus. Jesus is my Lord. I follow Him. I obey His commands. I trust His judgments. I rely on His promises. He has all authority not only in heaven and on earth, but in me.
In Christ’s Service,