Words from the Heart for Saturday August 3rd, 2019
I will give him the key to the house of David—the highest position in the royal court. When he opens doors, no one will be able to close them; when he closes doors, no one will be able to open them.
Isaiah 22:22 (NLT)
Giving Him The Key
The Key to the City is an award presented by a town or city’s municipal government to esteemed residents or visitors whom the city wishes to honour. The award, usually an ornamental key, is generally presented by the mayor or some other public figure at an award ceremony. Some cities allow visiting celebrities to request that a key be granted to them, a practice which has resulted in some controversy. St. John’s Newfoundland and municipalities in British Columbia award the Freedom of the City rather than a key. Calgary holds a White Hat ceremony.
Owning a home is a great privilege and a huge blessing. It offers a place of safety and respite from the pressures of the world. Only those who have a key or the code to the garage door can enter your home, and only because you give them the key or the code. No wonder they say that our home is our castle. Back in the day of absolute monarchs, you couldn’t enter into the presence of the King unless he pointed his scepter of recognition at you. The prophet Isaiah looked towards a day when the Messiah would rule and reign. His Kingdom is not a constitutional monarchy. Isaiah 22:22 says this: “I will give him the key to the house of David—the highest position in the royal court. When he opens doors, no one will be able to close them; when he closes doors, no one will be able to open them.” Isaiah is looking forward to Jesus, who will rule and reign over His Kingdom in perfect righteousness and peace. Those of us who know Him, long for this day. Even so, come Lord Jesus.
These have been words from the heart.