Christ the King – Vicar’s weekly thought 24th Nov

Christ the King

In these uncertain times, there seem to be lots of questions buzzing around to which there are no clear cut answers. What is going to happen to us, our families, our community and our country? Will our next set of leaders be trustworthy, keep their promises, really listen to what people are saying, respect and value everyone from the homeless guy on the streets, the asylum seeker to the high powered executive? Do they really want to serve others or their own self interests? We know that no leaders can ever fulfil all our expectations, because they are not perfect, they are people like us who make mistakes and get things wrong.

But what if, there is someone who ‘came not to be served but to serve others.’1 Christ our Servant King, who loves to listen to you, who values you, who tells us that ‘the very hairs on your head are all numbered.’2   Someone who has plans for you. ‘For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.” Isn’t that someone you would want to give your allegiance to, to worship as your King.

1. Mark 10:45, 2. Luke 12:7, 3. Jeremiah 29.11