The Lord reigns forever,
your God, O Zion, for all generations.
I’ve written in the past about a curious phenomenon: how uncomfortable believers make non-believers. They have problems understanding how we can live our lives as we do without fear. The difference is all in how we understand this life. To non-believers, this life is all that there is. With all of the violence, strife and turmoil in today’s world, thinking that this is all there is would be an awful proposition, would it not?
Instead, believers know – not just believe, but really know that this is only a brief stop on our way to eternity, and that nothing can prevent us from living that eternity with our King!
Last week I read a daily newsletter by Dr. Jim Denison. He said, “No matter how ungodly our culture becomes and how unpopular our faith, never forget how the story ends: “The Lord will reign forever, your God, O Zion, to all generations” (Ps 146:10).”
At Christmas we hear the story of the birth of Christ. At Easter we celebrate His resurrection and ascension. But every day of every year we should celebrate these facts: He came to earth, He died a horrible death, He was buried in a cold, dark tomb; and, then He rose from the dead to assume His position of honor on His throne where He will rule forever – there’s that word again – forever. So actually, the story really doesn’t end. It keeps going to eternity with us right there with Him at the foot of that throne. That’s the rest of the story!