King Forever

Do you want to be a part of something that will last forever? Would you like to live in a place that cannot be destroyed? How would that affect your anxiety and fear? Do you know that such a place exists?

We all look for security—financial, relationship, job, and more. Security in those may be fleeting or nonexistent. We strive and strive only to find we must continue to strive. We manage, budget, put in more effort, and yet we never feel like completely comfortable.

There is one place in which we can feel comfortable. The kingdom of God can never be destroyed. We are invited to be part of His kingdom, both today and forever. Isn’t it amazing to know God’s kingdom is available to us now?

As we look at today’s passage, we see the angel telling Mary that her son would reign over God’s kingdom forever. Can you imagine? What would it be like to be visited by an angel? How do you grasp the idea that your son would reign forever? Imagine, your son sitting on the throne as king, and it will never end. Most of us expect to live 75-100 years in this life. Yet we can be part of a kingdom that never ends.

I suspect Mary was awestruck and perhaps didn’t fully comprehend what the angel was telling her. Sure, she would have known the prophecies, but I’m not sure her mind could grasp the idea that she would give birth to the King of kings. She certainly didn’t know how His life would play out any more than we know how the lives of our children will unfold. Yet, if she took the angel’s word at face value, she had to be wondering how all this would take place.

Living roughly two-thousand years later we know how Jesus’ life turned out. We also know what the angel meant when he told Mary Jesus would sit on the throne of David forever. We know His kingdom will never end. Yet we still can’t fully comprehend forever, eternity, or living outside of time.

The good news is we don’t have to fully understand to take part in it. When we accept Jesus as our Savior, we are welcomed into His kingdom. We start living in His kingdom for eternity from that moment on. We simply need to understand that His kingdom cannot be destroyed, which means we cannot be destroyed.

I pray we all accept Jesus as our Savior. I pray we start living in His kingdom today. I pray each one of us finds the security of being in God’s kingdom. Be part of God’s kingdom. Look to Jesus the King. Accept Jesus’ invitation. Trust Him.

Luke 1:30-33 But the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary; you have found favor with God. You will conceive and give birth to a son, and you are to call him Jesus. 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.”

Published by martypressey

Marty is a Pastor, retired Marine and dedicated Christian who has taught adult Bible classes and preached for 20 years. He currently serves as pastor of 3 United Methodist Churches. He believes being well-grounded in the Scriptures is key to living a better life. He brings a layman’s viewpoint to all his classes and sermons, helping others understand how to apply Scripture to their daily lives. When he sees others understand the message of a particular passage, it brings him great joy. He has seen his faith increase exponentially over the years; fully believing God has a plan and is executing it. He feels blessed to be part of that plan.

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