It is as if the dew of Hermon were falling on Mount Zion. For there the Lord bestows his blessing, even life forevermore. (Psalm 133:3, NIV)
Mount Hermon is the highest mountain in the region, rising to over 9,000 feet. It is usually snowcapped throughout the year. In contrast to Hermon, Mount Zion (in the summer) is a hot and dusty little hill.
Imagine the dew of a snow-capped mountain falling on the dust of a bald-headed little hill. Imagine God’s abundant supply falling on the dry ground of our little lives.
This is a wonderful picture of God refreshing and renewing a dried out life. That’s what it is like when God’s people live in unity, and when they have discovered their anointing for ministry, and the psalmist says, “There, the Lord bestows his blessing, even life forevermore” (133:3).
Life forevermore could be a mixed blessing. It depends on what kind of life we are talking about. Some people find it difficult to survive the life that they have now. But this psalm brings to mind life in a reconciled community, in which you are anointed for ministry and constantly renewed – you never run dry! Now imagine that life under the blessing of God.
This is the life that God promises forevermore, the life that begins now for everyone who is in Jesus Christ. Every time we see reconciliation take place, every time a person discovers their calling and gifting for ministry, and every time we gather together and are refreshed in the presence of Jesus, we are getting a little taste of heaven on earth.
Where did you last get a glimpse of heaven on earth?