Everlasting King, Everlasting Hope

Dec 14, 2023 | God's Love, Hope

He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High.
The Lord God will give him the throne of his father David,
and he will reign over Jacob’s descendants forever;
his kingdom will never end.
Luke 1:32-33

 

We were discussing the world situation again on our Family App last evening.

Ordinarily, I might have some anxiety about that.

But after losing my mom during Covid years, I have learned not to panic over things I can’t control, anyway.

More and more, I immerse myself in God’s Word to find peace.

And here it is. Jesus will reign over Jacob’s descendants forever. You and I, as believers in Jesus Christ, are the descendants of Jacob.

He is our forefather, our lineage comes from the great patriarchs of the Bible who carry the line of Jesus. Our true lineage is being part of the royal family of whom Jesus Christ is King!

The great news is the Kingdom of Jesus Christ will never end!

Regardless of what happens in our world, we are secure in the arms of Jesus. In this world or the next.

There may be suffering that happens first. For example, when my mom lay in the hospital bed alone for 21 days out of 56 with no family around her to comfort her. The nurses were great and God provided. The woman who nurtured her family sacrificially, was not given, by government standards, nurturing in her last days. To me, that seemed brutal. Mean. Awful. I still think about it sometimes. But my peace rests in the God of the universe, the King of Kings and Lord of Lords. Mom is home now in heaven, at rest in glory forever.

No matter what is going on in your world, take comfort that our great God is in control. He has a plan that may not be devoid of struggle and suffering, but mark my words, He is there with you in your suffering. He is there and He will bring you home.

Jesus is great the Son of the Most High. He has suffered more than anyone has. “For we do not have a high priest who is unable to empathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are — yet he did not sin.” These words taken from Hebrews chapter four verse fifteen bring us much comfort when we struggle. Jesus was fully human, yet fully divine. He struggled just like we do, so He understands our areas of struggle. He wants to help us if we ask.

Our Lord Jesus Christ is on the throne of David, the everlasting throne of God in heaven, watching over every detail of our lives. We need to ask for His help, though. He won’t give it if we don’t ask in prayer. The Bible says, “You have not because you ask not” in James 4:2, the King James Version of the Bible.

So let us ask, trust, and keep asking and trusting until that day of all days when either Christ returns or we go home to that everlasting kingdom of God in heaven forevermore.

 

 

 

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