“What does it mean to speak of the Christ who reigns, or Christ the king?” What is clear from the gospel accounts is that Jesus came to redefine what it means to be king. The one who reigns over us is the one who was tried as a criminal, who was punished by oppressive authorities and crucified – killed in the most heinous act of execution devised by the powers of this world. That is the one to whom we pledge our allegiance. That is the one whom we gather to worship and follow. The one who reigns over us, Christ our king. How do we worship the king? With our words and praises, of course. Let our worship be full of songs of praise to Christ the king. Let our prayers abound with our commitment to the one who reigns over us, and our pledge to be Christ followers into eternity.