Jesus said, “My kingdom is not of this world. If it were, my servants would fight to prevent my arrest by the Jews. But now my kingdom is from another place.” “You are a king, then!” said Pilate. Jesus answered, “You are right in saying I am a king. In fact, for this reason I was born, and for this I came into the world, to testify to the truth. Everyone on the side of truth listens to me.”
Today is Christ the King Sunday (according the the common lectionary). This is considered the last Sunday of the Church year (with Advent beginning a new cycle next Sunday). But whatever the so-called Church calendar says, I still want to get you thinking this morning what it means for Jesus to be the king of your life.
~ Does Jesus rule your whole life or only parts of it?
~ Do you go to Jesus with your hopes and dreams; joys and sorrows or do you look to worldly saviors?
~ Does Jesus get your complete worship or are there other “kings” you worship?
~ Do you seek Jesus for direction and guidance in your life or look to day-time talk shows or the self-help section?
~Do you celebrate and hold onto worldly kingdoms or seek the Kingdom of God?
~ Does Jesus sit on the throne in your heart or have you reserved that for something or someone else?
May this “Christ the King” Sunday shine a light on the defeated gods/lords/kings of this world that continue to seek your attention and alligence; and may your true KING, Jesus Christ, shine forth. The gods/lords/kings of this world have lost but Jesus has won. And because Jesus has won we also win through faith in him.
Jesus IS King!
Jesus IS Lord!
Alleluia and Amen!