If the Sunday before Thanksgiving invited us to look at the community and the family that surrounds us, this Sunday encourages us to look up to the Christ as we give thanks for the kingdom he asks us to see and to lean into. This week casts back over the journey we have made with Christ from Advent to Christ the King Sunday. We anticipated his coming – the first time and the promised return to bring the new heavens and the new earth. We bow before the one who loved us, who claimed us and redeemed us; and we sing praise and thanksgiving for that blessing and that hope.