In the story of the sufferings of Jesus, we are supposed to see a set of what appear to be remarkable contradictions. How can Jesus be in control? How can Jesus be Lord? How can he be the earth’s only rightful king, and yet so sidelined, while others seem to take center stage? And yet, this is the wonder of our redemption. Today, we will proclaim Jesus as the world’s only rightful king, as we see him despised and rejected.