Thursday, October 7, 2010

Psalm 24 - Who is This King of Glory?

Our new number is 24.  We received an email from Kiersten with our new number on Tuesday.  Hopeful that this would be the week for our referral (for whatever reason, it seemed like this was the week for us), we instead received an email with our updated number.  Initially, we took it as a big blow.  More waiting.  But after time to process everything, we realize that we are very fortunate to have the opportunity to be on the waiting list and we are privileged to be able to provide a home and a family in the near future to a beautiful little girl.  A girl who desperately needs and home and desperately needs a family.  God richly provides in many ways in our lives every day.

Our Psalm this month is Psalm 24.

24:1 The earth is the Lord's and the fullness thereof,
the world and those who dwell therein,
for he has founded it upon the seas
and established it upon the rivers.
Who shall ascend the hill of the Lord?
And who shall stand in his holy place?
He who has clean hands and a pure heart,
who does not lift up his soul to what is false
and does not swear deceitfully.

He will receive blessing from the Lord
and righteousness from the God of his salvation.
Such is the generation of those who seek him,
who seek the face of the God of Jacob. Selah
Lift up your heads, O gates!
And be lifted up, O 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, 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! Selah

I have always loved this Psalm.  The beauty it paints as the psalmist asks, "Who is this King of Glory?"  A question that leaves the reader silent, pondering the depth of the question that has just been asked.  To explain who the King of Glory is, goes beyond words or language.  To answer the question requires silent lips, a bowed heart, an undone soul.  Only then can we see Him for who He is.  To think that He is not only full of glory, that He is not only worthy to receive all glory, but that He is the KING OF GLORY!  We bow and say, "Selah."

The Psalmist answers His own question and declares that the King of glory is the Lord, He is strong and mighty, He is mighty in battle, He is the Lord of Hosts.  This covers His royalty, His strength, His victory, His Holiness.  One day we will fall on our faces before this King of Glory.  And in His presence, every tear will be wiped away, every orphan's bed will be empty, every lonely child will be made whole.  In His presence there will be fullness of joy.  

How quickly our eyes can be turned to the worries of the world, the impatience of our thoughts, the presence of our own wills.  And how quickly a Psalm can restore our hearts.  He pours His plenteous grace upon our lives and hearts with His word and refreshes us during times when we feel like the thirst is unquenchable.

And so, with the feeding of the Psalm, our eyes are returned to Him.  Our souls rest once again in the fact that He is the King of Glory.  In Him we find perfect peace.  He is our shelter in the time of storm.  He holds our Peaches in His arms.  She sits within the shadow of the One who is the King of Glory.  We gladly wait upon Him.  Selah.


  1. What an encouragement this is for me to read this morning. Thank you! We are new to the list serve and still working hard to get our dossier completed. We recently had to switch countries from Rwanda which was hard and confusing, but we have been so encouraged by all of the wonderful AGCI families.

    I am praying that you get a referral very soon for your little girl!!

  2. And to think, your little girl is a daughter of this King! Safe in His hands!