Inauguration … It’s a word that is probably fresh in our minds this week as another president takes office. The US goes through this process every four years with the start of another presidential term whether the president is continuing in office for a second term or taking office for the first time.
Inauguration …. When the angel Gabriel came to Mary in her sixth month of pregnancy he spoke of this Jesus. He said, “He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. And the Lord God will give to him the throne of his father David, and he will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and of his kingdom there will be no end.” (Luke 1:32-33) Rulers and nations change but Jesus rules forever and there will be no end to his reign. He is not an earthly, imperfect, passing king but the King of kings and Lord of lords (Rev. 19:16). So whether you are celebrating or lamenting, rejoicing at the future of this country or concerned, Jesus is in control upholding all things and you, his people, by his power and grace. “The nations rage, the kingdoms totter; he utters his voice, the earth melts. The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our fortress.” (Ps. 46.6-7)
As you watch the world change, inaugurate, rage, celebrate, etcetera, know that God is on his throne.
He is not absent.
He is there forever.
Be reminded that we do not put our hope and trust in an institution, person, or philosophy but only the God-man Christ who is the same yesterday, today, and forever (Heb 13.8). Look forward in hope to Christ, to the one who is changing you ever more into his likeness as you die to sin and live for Him (1 Pet. 2.24; 2 Cor 5.15; Gal 2.20).
Look to Christ who is in you, your hope of glory (Col 1.27).