Who is he, this King of glory? The Lord Almighty—he is the King of glory.
Psalm 24:10 NIV
In Canada, preparations for the passing of Queen Elizabeth II were made as early as 2002. After receiving the news about the Queen’s death, it is the Governor General’s responsibility to recall the Cabinet to Parliament Hill and proclaim that Canada has a new “lawful and rightful liege.” The Privy Council for Canada will also convene to proclaim a new monarch in Canada. The prime minister is responsible for convening the Parliament, tabling a resolution of loyalty and condolence from the Parliament to the next monarch of Canada.
I had a cousin in Wales who was invited to a garden party at Buckingham Palace. He prepared for weeks – buying new formal wear and a top hat. He studied royal protocol and when the day finally came, he looked great and acted properly. His opportunity to meet the Queen was everything he hoped it would be. King David was a king in his own right. But when it came to a relationship with the Lord, David understood that even he needed to prepare. He recognized who God was and writes in Psalm 24:10: “Who is he, this King of glory? The Lord Almighty – he is the King of glory.” David might have been the king of Israel, but God is the King of glory, the King of kings. David lived in every way recognizing that compared to the Lord God, he was a nobody. What privilege is ours to be called the sons and daughters of the King of glory. At the same time, it calls us to honour Him in all we do and say. Let our speech and our actions honour Him as King today.
These have been words from the heart.