Each Saturday in The Tennessean there is an article written
by a local pastor sharing some random point of his interpretation of theology. I
usually just glance through this commentary however a few Saturdays ago I got
past the first paragraph because the subject was very thought provoking. The guest writer was communication the fact
that the next day would be recognized as ‘Christ the King’ Sunday in many
churches. He went on to state that some
churches who recognize the liturgical calendar had changed the name so that
Christ was not recognized as King, they try to replace the ‘king’ part with
I agree with the writer ‘King’ is an appropriate title for
Jesus Christ. It notes authority, it
shows that the leader serves the needs of His people and it also shows that the
servants do all they can to honor the ‘King.’
Personally I believe the word ‘King’ also shows for us as
believers that Jesus Christ is much more than a Savior, but someone who we can
turn to in all situations, everyday.
When I call Him ‘King’ it shows that I am surrendering to His authority,
His will. When I call Him ‘King’ I also recognize that I have chosen to be His
follower, not just someone He has saved.
I have always served in churches that do not celebrate the
liturgical year, other than advent, Christmas, Palm Sunday and Easter, however,
Christ the King Sunday seems like a great idea, but I want it to be something
that I celebrate everyday.