Worth the Wait - Advent Readings and Devotion for December 4
The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing. 2 He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, 3 he refreshes my soul. He guides me along the right paths for his name‚Äôs sake. 4 Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. 5 You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. 6 Surely your goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.
As the Psalmist concludes, He claims that he will dwell in the House of the Lord forever. But this temple where he will reside eternally is not on any earthly mountain. The writer of Hebrews declares, ‚Äúyou have come to Mount Zion, to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem. You have come to thousands upon thousands of angels in joyful assembly, 23 to the church of the firstborn, whose names are written in heaven. You have come to God, the Judge of all, to the spirits of the righteous made perfect, 24 to Jesus the mediator of a new covenant‚Ä¶‚Äù (Hebrews 12:22-24). Revelation 19:9 tells us that, like on Sinai, and the mountain by the Sea of Galilee where Jesus fed the crowds, on the Heavenly Mount Zion there will also be a feast. ‚ÄúBlessed are those who are invited to the marriage supper‚Ä¶‚Äù
Given the amazing Scriptural events that transpire on mountains, there is no greater ‚Äúmountaintop‚Äù experience than arriving at the Heavenly Mount Zion! Our view will be incomparable. And the food will be Divine!