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The Servant King shall be our Judge

In a year of such struggle and suffering how strange to celebrate the Kingship of Christ. And yet if we can understand that the suffering servant is sovereign and will be our judge we may find hope and life in some of the dark and dismal situations we find ourselves and our world in. (Christ the King. Matthew 25:31-46)

Many of us have some reservations about the language of kingship in any area of life including a discomfort with that title for Jesus. Others of us have great joy in proclaiming the risen Christ as the sovereign ruler of all. And so as we prepare to celebrate Christ as King we proclaim and struggle to understand that the Jesus who we celebrate week by week as broken for us, and who soon we will celebrate as human infant so tender and mild, is also the Lord of all things, places and time.