This Lord’s Day, March 26, we begin to look toward Resurrection Day and, in our hearts, we once again pause to ponder the magnificence of the Lord…
“I will bless the Lord at all times; His praise will always be on my lips. I will boast in the Lord; the humble will hear and be glad. Proclaim the Lord’s greatness with me; let us exalt His name together.”
Like Israel of old, we have tremendous cause to celebrate the Lord. We celebrate His goodness. We celebrate the fact that He redeemed us unto Himself through His atoning death. We celebrate that on that glorious resurrection morning, Christ conquered our last enemy and death no more has anything for us to fear. Most importantly, though, we celebrate the fact that one day, we too shall rise. We shall rise to worlds unknown and behold the Lamb upon His throne. On that day, finally freed from sinning, we will enter into our final and eternal celebration; clothed in blood washed linen we will sing of our Redeemer. What a day that will be! We will join our voices together with the host from all the ages to celebrate the One with whom we will spend eternity. Forever and ever we get to be with Jesus, no more to be plagued by sin and no more to be separated from Him. We will see Him face to face and He will be our God and we will be His people. We cannot even begin to imagine how glorious that will be.
Let us pray:
Jesus, we celebrate all that You are and what you have done in redeeming us. May we love to tell the story even more. Help us to be found welcome in Your throne room on that day when we shall rise and see You in all Your splendor with no more fetters over our eyes. Grant, we pray, a burning passion for You that nothing else may ever satisfy. We pray this for Your glory. Amen.