The City of the Great King

“Great is the Lord, and most worthy of praise, in the city of our God, his holy mountain. Beautiful in its loftiness, the joy of the whole earth, like the heights of Zaphon is Mount Zion, the city of the Great King.” Psalm 48:1-2

I am not a mountain climber, but I respect those who can scale the side of a steep mountain and ascend to its summit. There is something about the view from the top that is unlike any other scene.

Today we are climbing to the summit of Mount Zion and looking at the view from there.

Mount Zion and the city of Jerusalem aren’t as tall or elevated as some places in the world, but they are high places. It’s not so much because of their elevation, it’s because God has set them apart. God has chosen that particular real estate to declare His name and purpose to the world.

There Jesus taught. He healed, performed miracles. He was questioned, mocked, made fun of, then beaten, flailed. He was nailed to a cross and died. But death couldn’t hold Him. He rose. The loftiest of missions accomplished for the lowest of us all.

There on this small piece of priceless real estate the most priceless events took place. How beautiful that we have the view from the top of the mountain.

“Great is the Lord and most worthy of praise.”

Jesus, thank You for what You have done for me. Thank You for what You have done for the world.


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