The Lord is king, he is robed in majesty; the Lord is robed, he is girded with strength. He has established the world; it shall never be moved; your throne is established from of old; you are from everlasting.
The floods have lifted up, O Lord, the floods have lifted up their voice; the floods lift up their roaring. More majestic than the thunders of mighty waters, more majestic than the waves of the sea, majestic on high is the Lord!
Your decrees are very sure; holiness befits your house, O Lord, forevermore. ~ Psalm 93
The readings this week are from Christ the King Sunday - the last Sunday day of the liturgical calendar.
And I'll admit, it isn't my favorite Sunday.
I mean, are Kings even really a thing anymore? Sure, there are some kings - and queens - still. But more and more countries with monarchs have stripped them of much of their power or want to get rid of them altogether.
Some of what people don't like about kings has to do with all the "robed in majesty" stuff - all that gold and gems and power and wealth.
Yet God as ruler, as monarch, is fitting. A monarch with true power.
As we get closer to the gospel reading for Christ the King Sunday, we will see exactly what kind of king we have and what that power means.
Holy Ruler, you rule with love and grace. Be with all leaders that they may lead in the same way. Amen