And he put forth a parable to those which were bidden, when he marked how they chose out the chief rooms; saying unto them,
When thou art bidden of any man to a wedding, sit not down in the highest room; lest a more honourable man than thou be bidden of him;
And he that bade thee and him come and say to thee, Give this man place; and thou begin with shame to take the lowest room.
But when thou art bidden, go and sit down in the lowest room; that when he that bade thee cometh, he may say unto thee, Friend, go up higher: then shalt thou have worship in the presence of them that sit at meat with thee.
For whosoever exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted. Luke 14:7-11
I believe the exaltation of which Christ speaks in its true spiritual sense is completely unlike exaltation from a worldly perspective. The lowest rooms in this world in many ways turn out to be the very best of rooms from a spiritual perspective—inhabited by the meek and lowly, by children, by the sick, by the elderly, by those in prison, by those oppressed and persecuted, by those who give you the shirts off their backs, by those who love and serve. From this perspective Zion, and eventually heaven, could be viewed as the lowest of rooms in that, again, the meek and lowly inhabit them. These inhabitants are exalted in that they are saved out of the turmoil and evil of the world and enter into the rest of the Lord.
In the parable it is in the lowest room that Christ comes and calls them that inhabit that room friends; it is in the lowest rooms that Christ can associate with people in plain humility.
Christ is meek and lowly in heart. He is a being of purity, strength, and love beyond compare and description. He is the true light, the light of the world. And it is only through Him that we can receive light and a mighty and miraculous change of heart and nature, and return into His presence and through Him into the presence of the Father.