Christ the King Sunday is a day that comes periodically, but not regularly, in the Christian calendar.  It is the Sunday that occasionally falls between Thanksgiving and the 1st Sunday in Advent, so we only celebrate it once in awhile, but it’s intention is to focus on the King of Love, our Shepherd.  Rev. Campbell explored what it means to declare Christ is our King.  As Americans, we don’t really have a good point of reference for living under a monarchy.  Rest assured, it isn’t easy to have access to an earthly king or queen.  One must first be invited to come near the monarch, then one must actually be invited to approach the monarch.  However, approaching God is not like this.  We are ALWAYS welcomed and invited into the presence of God.  While God is the King of kings, His greatness is not found through power over others, or through threat of violence, or through military force.  It is found through His gift of peace, in His unconditional love, and in His selfless service to others.  This is our King – the King of kings and the Lord of lords.  Hallelujah!  Amen.

Based on Philippians 2:5-11 & Revelation 22:13.