God exalted him to his own right hand as Prince and Savior that he might bring Israel to repentance and forgive their sins.
Acts 5:31 (NIV)
In October 2020, Donna Skelly, Ontario Member of the Provincial Parliament for Flamborough-Glanbrook introduced private members Bill 221, called Exalting our Veterans Act. The Bill read “An individual may, at the time of issuance or renewal of a driver’s licence or photo card, request that the driver’s licence or photo card identify the individual as a veteran.” If the individual is certified to be a veteran by the Royal Canadian Legion — Ontario Command, the individual’s driver’s licence or photo card shall be issued bearing the text “VETERAN.”
Human beings have always honoured those for whom we have great respect. We offer them awards and we put their picture on walls, or money, or on a pedestal. There is nothing wrong with this – the Bible is filled with those who have been honoured for their walk with the Lord, or their godly leadership. But ultimately there is only One who deserves to be truly exalted. In Acts 5:31, in speaking about Jesus, Peter and the other apostles said “God exalted him to his own right hand as Prince and Saviour that he might bring Israel to repentance and forgive their sins.” There is only One whom God has exalted to His right hand – His own Son, the Lord Jesus. In the Bible, being at the right hand of God is a symbol of His authority. Jesus, being God Himself, has all authority in heaven and on earth. For a while He humbled Himself and took on the form of a servant, but now He has taken His rightful place of exaltation in Glory. We are called to worship Him, and by so doing exalt Him in our hearts and lives. Have you done so today?
These have been words from the heart.