Psalm 2 says that when the rulers of the earth plot against God, He who sits in the heavens laughs. He holds them in derision, and thinks it’s the funniest thing. And Paul says that we who have believed in Jesus Christ and have been filled with His Spirit have been raised to sit with Christ in the heavenly places. This is what we mean when we say that we lift up our hearts to the Lord. We are acknowledging that we have ascended, and that by the Spirit we are seated with King Jesus around His table. And what is He doing at His table? Well, there may be a great many things he’s doing, but at least one of the things He’s doing is laughing. He’s having a good, hearty chuckle.
Five judges in black robes have just ordered up to be down and down to be up. It’s rather cute actually, if they hadn’t done with such impudence in their hearts. So how should Christians respond to this folly, this impudence? We should follow the lead of our Lord, like good children who imitate their Father. So you, imitate your Father in Heaven. What’s He doing? He’s laughing. He’s laughing at their rainbow flags. He’s laughing at their folly. He’s laughing because Jesus is risen from the dead, because death has already been broken open, because the powers of Hell are put to flight, because the sins of many are already washed clean. We have a lot of work to do in our city, in our nations, in our homes, and here in our church. But we do not labor in our own strength. We do no labor fearfully, scurrying around in a panic. No, we are the King’s sons and daughters. We are His royalty, and He rules the world with truth and grace.
So come eat and drink and laugh with your God because He is King and all will be well. All will be well.