Isaiah 25:6-9. The strength of this passage is in its beauty, its generosity, its assurance,and its unwavering hope. This is our God. Read it slowly. Read it imaginatively. Read it as the future reaching back into the present. Read it in hope.
The LORD of hosts will prepare a lavish banquet for all people on this mountain;
A banquet of aged wine, choice pieces with marrow,
And refined, aged wine.
And on this mountain He will swallow up the covering which is over all peoples,
Even the veil which is stretched over all nations.
He will swallow up death for all time,
And the Lord GOD will wipe tears away from all faces,
And He will remove the reproach of His people from all the earth;
For the Lord has spoken.
And it will be said on that day,
“Behold, this is our God for whom we have waited that He might save us.
This is the LORD for whom we have waited;
Let us rejoice and be glad in His salvation.”
So be it.