WEDNESDAY 10 August, 2016
The Return of the King
Then the king returned and came to the Jordan. And Judah came to Gilgal, to go to meet the king, to escort the king across the Jordan… Then a ferryboat went across to carry over the king’s household, and to do what he thought good. - 2 Samuel 19:15, 18
Imagine the emotion and the joy of the people as King David returned to the city of Jerusalem, to his palace––his throne. In unity and in a show of national honor, Judah came to meet their king and escort him across the Jordan. David had crossed the river when he had quickly fled from Absalom (2 Samuel 17:16, 22). On the Mount of Olives, (2 Samuel 15:30), he must have taken a longing last look at the city, not knowing whether he would return. David had said to Zadok:
“Carry the ark of God back into the city. If I find favor in the eyes of the Lord, He will bring me back and show me both it and His dwelling place (2 Samuel15:25).
Now David was going back to Jerusalem, crossing the Jordan once more on his return. He knew fully that God was the one who had restored him to his throne. His God had shown to him favor, grace and mercy.
One day we can expect Jesus Christ to return to take us to heaven. He had told the disciples in John 14:2-3: …I go to prepare a place for you.And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again…
Imagine,when Jesus returns to earth to reign …His feet will stand on the Mount of Olives, [it] shall be split in two…making a very large valley… (Zechariah 14:4). At this time, we shall return with Him, we have been counted as His faithful servants.
He is Lord of lords and King of kings, and those who are with Him are the called and chosen and faithful.
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