Advent 2015: Jesus as King of Glory

Psalms 24:7-10

Lift up your heads, you gates;
be lifted up, you ancient doors,
that the King of glory may come in.

Who is this King of glory?
The Lord strong and mighty,
the Lord mighty in battle.
Lift up your heads, you gates;
lift them up, you ancient doors,
that the King of glory may come in.

Who is He, this King of glory?
The Lord Almighty –
He is the King of glory.

I can’t read these verses without hearing Handel’s choral setting of them – one of my very favorite pieces from his Messiah. He uses the men and women as two choirs – asking and answering the question,

Who is this King of glory?

The Lord strong and mighty,
The Lord, mighty in battle.
The Lord Almighty –
He is the King of glory.

It gives me shivers! But surely this mighty proclamation demands more than an emotional response.

In Luke 17, when Jesus reveals His glory in the healing of ten lepers, only one, (a Samaritan!) responds rightly. He turned around and came running back, shouting his gratitude, and glorifying God.

Let us remember that the baby in the manger is the King of Glory – worthy of all our praise and adoration.

~Julie Garrett

 

 

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