Solomon gives us an interesting prophecy in Psalm 72 that is a wonderful portrait of Jesus the King…but it doesn’t go far enough. Twice in this Psalm he states that this King shall reign “while the sun endures” (5) and “as long as the sun” (17). Imagine how long that is? From the fourth day of Creation until the sun is no more, King Jesus will reign. But that’s also why Solomon’s prophecy doesn’t go far enough. Because after the sun is no more…after its light is extinguished…after that great ball of fire has fizzled out…Jesus will still reign throughout all eternity.
Isaiah prophesied about this: “The sun shall be no more your light by day, nor for brightness shall the moon give you light; but the Lord will be your everlasting light, and your God will be your glory. Your sun shall no more go down, nor your moon withdraw itself; for the Lord will be your everlasting light, and your days of mourning shall be ended.” (Isaiah 60:19-20) He foresaw the day when there will be no need for the sun because we will dwell in the presence of God himself and his glory shall be our light. John shows us the fulfillment of this in Revelation 22:5, “And night will be no more. They will need no light of lamp or sun, for the Lord God will be their light, and they will reign forever and ever.”
You and I can only imagine the glory of that day. But we can remember this Easter season that our risen and reigning Lord Jesus is forever on the throne and we will worship him throughout all eternity. So let our hearts be filled with worship for the King of Kings and Lord of Lords!
Prayer: Father, my tiny little mind is so bound by time. Help me to be stretched into the wonder of eternity. Let my mind dwell on your eternal glory and help me to begin now to worship you as I will then. Help me to abandon myself to you.