There will be weeping and gnashing of teeth, when you see Abraham and Isaac and Jacob and all the prophets in the kingdom of God, and yourselves thrust out. 29 They will come from the east and the west, from the north and the south, and sit down in the kingdom of God.30 And indeed there are last who will be first, and there are first who will be last. Luke 13:28-30
Lord’s Supper Meditation
On the Lord’s Day, Christ’s words are fulfilled. Men, women, and children from the four corners of the world gather to rest at the Table of the King feasting on bread and wine. we join Patriarchs and the Prophets, our fathers and mothers in the covenant.
The expansiveness of Christendom is an undeniable reality. The nations may rage for the time being, they may throw off the binding chains of God’s loving-Law, but we must remember the whole song, namely, that God sits in the heavens and laughs.
There is no organized rebellion, no matter how large, how powerful, or how well financed that can over come the Kingdom of Christ. He is the Lion of Judah and He shall never be dethroned.
Christ’s perishable seed went into the ground, the tomb of death, and He rose again three days later imperishable. His mortality went into the ground and rose again immortal. The imperishable immortality of Christ the King has been spreading through every nation saving a people from every tribe and tongue, so that every knee will bow and every tongue confess, “Christ the Lord.”
And when the tree of the Kingdom matures, when the yeast leavens the whole lump, as it moves through history, even death itself will give up the ghost, and God will be all in all.
This is the promise of the Gospel of King Jesus. His victory.
And here, each Lord’s Day, we hold in our hands the promise that all will be accomplished, the body and blood of Jesus.