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Monday, August 25, 2008

View of Zion

Beautiful in elevation,
The joy of the whole earth,
Is Mount Zion on the sides of the north,
The city of the great King.
God is in her palaces;
He is known as her refuge. ...
Let Mount Zion rejoice ...
For this is God,
Our God forever and ever;
He will be our guide
Even to death.
(Psalms 48:2-3,11,14 NKJV)

"I spread My wing over you ... I swore an oath to you and entered into a covenant with you, and you became Mine," says the Lord GOD.
(Ezekiel 16:8 NKJV)

Then I, John, saw the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. (Revelation 21:2 NKJV)

The site of Golgatha where Jesus was crucified is placed north of Jerusalem. Looking toward the south, one would see the north sides of (from left to right) the Mount of Olives (where Jesus will return), Mount Moriah (the temple mount), and Mount Zion (symbol of the heavenly Jerusalem).

It is likely that this is what Jesus looked upon as He died—"Mount Zion on the sides of the north"—representing His bride, the city of New Jerusalem He will inhabit, for whom He was giving His life’s blood. In His eyes, the view of Zion is beautiful.

Beloved Bridegroom, thank You for the great price You paid to set us apart to Yourself as Your precious and beautiful bride. Help us remember how much You love us, that we might deeply love You.

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Copyright 2008, Anne Lang Bundy

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