My message for this Sunday will focus on what is promised in Isaiah 25: 6 - 9. Here is the text:
"On this mountain the Lord of hosts will make for all peoples
a feast of rich food, a feast of well-aged wines strained clear.
And he will destroy on this mountain
the shroud that is cast over all peoples,
the sheet that is spread over all nations;
he will swallow up death forever." Is. 25:6-7
These words are a reference to what God will do at the end times. Imagine now the banquet being prepared. The best of food will be present. It's interesting how this theme gets played out - this theme of meals and feasts - throughout Scripture.
In addition, God will destroy death itself. Isn't that the greatest thing we can have in our hope for the future? Death will be no more. Think of all the sorrow that death brings not only to loved ones but also to us who might be aware that we are on the verge of death. God has done something great for us that has come through Jesus' life here on Earth with his death and resurrection. God has made provisions for our resurrection and a future life in heaven.
I would ask you to meditate on these words of Isaiah in your preparation for your worship this Sunday.