A problem for most of us is that the word “king” doesn’t have a very personal ring. Kings are far away in castles or up in the air somewhere. But think of this: “king” and “kin” come from the very same word. Jesus is all the things that Lockridge said of him. Jesus is our king. But he is also our kin. So when we embrace him, we become his brothers and sisters. And that means that we, too, are sons and daughters of God. As members of God’s royal family, we become everything that Christ is. We come to him with our humanity, and Christ fills it up with divinity. This is our dignity, our identity.