This Sunday – in the traditional liturgical calendar, is Christ the King Sunday. Traditionally celebrated as the Sunday preceding the 1st Sunday of Advent . . . and setup as a reminder for us to celebrate that Christ is our King – further highlighted in the advent preparation – our King is coming BACK.
So as a part of the service this weekend, we’re reading a couple questions from the Heidelberg Catechism. This part struck me:
“How does Christ’s return – to judge the living and the dead – comfort you?”
In all my distress and persecution, I turn my eyes to the Heavens and confidently await as judge the very One, who has already stood trial in my place before God, and so has removed the WHOLE curse from me. All his enemies and mine – He will condemn to everlasting punishment; but me and all His chosen ones, He will take along with Him into the joy and the glory of Heaven.”