When I heard that it was Rain of Christ Sunday, I thought that I had better come prepared with my umbrella. But we have this reading every year in church before Advent and I have never seen anyone in here with an umbrella… So maybe I read it wrong.
Oh! It says REIGN of Christ Sunday – as in the ruler of a kingdom. It is also called Christ the King Sunday. I think it makes more sense to wear a crown than to carry an umbrella on this windy day anyway.
Some kinds have crowns and jewels and land. We know that Jesus lived a simple life with only the things that he really needed. Some kings have a lot of fancy clothes or have someone that drives them around in a limo, but Jesus wore plain clothes and walked everywhere he went.
Today we celebrate Jesus as our King of Kings and the type of role model that we should all be: someone kind and caring who does not require extravagant things. Let’s remember the King that we celebrate as we begin our countdown through Advent to Christmas!