Of the increase of his government and of peace there will be no end. Isa. 9:7
King Jesus, your righteousness is our surety, your love is our freedom, and your sovereignty is our sanity. Only your government and will ever meet the needs of our sinful hearts and restless world. Make this more real to us than ever.
Through your resurrection and ascension, you’ve already been installed as “the ruler of kings on earth” (Rev. 1:5). King David’s throne has become your throne of grace, from which you are actively ruling the world with your truth and grace. Eternal discretion, not any election, determines our future. Hallelujah.
No one and nothing can derail, deter, or distract you from bringing to completion your good work of redemption and restoration. You never promised to do all things acceptable to us, but you have promised to do all things good for us.
Forgive us when we get impatient with your timing, doubt your engagement, or don’t like your “style.”—as silly as that sounds. You are the King we always wanted—the King of kings and Lord of lords.
Lord Jesus, as the Gospel continues its transforming work in our lives, may it advance through our lives. Free us to show up joyfully, love boldly, and hope patiently. You WILL finish making all things new and beautiful. So very Amen we pray, in your mighty and merciful name.