Words from the Heart for Wednesday July 19th, 2017
The Lord is king, he is robed in majesty; the Lord is robed, he is girded with strength. He has established the world; it shall never be moved.
Psalm 93:1 (NRSV)
The Lord is King
We need the frequent reminder that our God is majestic. He is great. He has might and power. Are you feeling weak today? He will never lose His strength. Our Creator God is totally reliable and more than enough for our need. You can confidently lift your voice in prayer to Him.
“While it seems that Queen Elizabeth will live forever, the fact is that she will not. So what happens when she passes? Immediately, the Governor General will drive to Parliament Hill, stand in front of a cabinet meeting and proclaim that Canada has a new “lawful and rightful liege.” This is a great tradition, but the reality is that Charles will automatically become Canada’s head of state the moment his mother dies. This isn’t just British tradition, the clean succession from one monarch to another is encoded right into Canadian law. “Where there is a demise of the Crown … the demise does not affect the holding of any office under the Crown in right of Canada,” reads the 1985 Interpretation Act. The Crown itself is the institution; it doesn’t matter who’s wearing it.
There is something special about the pageantry of royal events. The pomp and circumstance, the colours and sounds, the tradition and majesty, grab our attention. It is estimated, for example, that two billion people around the world watched the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton back in 2011. And it wasn’t just those on the planet who watched. The crew of the International Space Station tuned in. There is a longing in the human heart for something that is greater than ourselves. I believe that we get interested in majestic human events because of a deeper longing we have for a relationship with our Creator, who is revealed to us through Jesus Christ, whom the Bible describes as King of kings and Lord of lords. Listen to how Psalm 93:1 describes him: “The Lord is king, he is robed in majesty; the Lord is robed, he is girded with strength. He has established the world; it shall never be moved.” If the pageantry of a human event can grab our attention, imagine what heaven will be like. The robes of the Lord are not simply majestic they are majesty themselves. And while human royalty is limited by law and sin, God’s robes are unlimited strength and authority. The good news is that His majesty and strength have a wonderful effect on those who love Him – our world can never be rocked as He holds us by His power and strength.
These have been words from the heart.