O EMMANUEL, OUR KING AND LAWGIVER, THE EXPECTED OF THE NATIONS AND THEIR SAVIOR. COME AND SAVE US O LORD OUR GOD.
All of Advent we have been looking at the Messiah in sort of a kaleidoscope fashion. Now this way ~ now that way. But here the figure distilled from this final Antiphon leaves us face to face, so to speak, and with no doubt we have found “him whom our heart seeks.” (cf. Song of Songs 3:4)
AND WHAT IS TO BE DONE?
Because He is God ~ we adore.
Because He is our King we venerate and extol.
Because He is our Law-giver, we obey.
Because He is the Expected One we rejoice
and because He is our Savior we are at PEACE!