Who Is this King of Glory?


While the world swooned at the feet of our new President, I was immersed in a wonderful blog tour, but the national events didn’t slide by unnoticed. How could they, with every news broadcast filled with coverage of the events surrounding the inauguration, and nearly every other program preempted by news broadcasts?

The thing that struck me most was the way the media referred to President Obama in king-like terms. Comparisons were made, not for the first time, to President Kennedy and his wife Jackie, and some may remember that Washington during his “reign” was dubbed Camelot.

I understand. People long for a savior, and those who don’t have one are constantly on the search. Maybe this person, this program, this ideology, this system, this organization will be what I long for.

No. There is only One who satisfies.

From Psalm 24.

    The earth is the LORD’s and all it contains,
    The world, and those who dwell in it.
    For He has founded it upon the seas,
    And established it upon the rivers …
    Lift up your heads, O gate,
    And be lifted up, O ancient doors,
    That the King of glory may come in!
    Who is the King of glory?
    The LORD strong and mighty,
    The LORD mighty in battle.
    Lift up your heads, O gates,
    And lift them up, O ancient doors,
    That the King of glory may come in!
    Who is this King of glory?
    The LORD of hosts,
    He is the King of glory.
Published in: on January 22, 2009 at 12:04 pm  Comments (7)  
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