Advent Devotional – Day 8

Dec. 6                                            Psalm 24                                   Sandy Kay

I must admit two things to start here.

First, I thought we all know Psalm 23 so well but do we know Psalm 24, the one right after as well. Maybe I should say I didn’t. Until I read it!

In the beginning of the Psalm David discusses that the whole world is the Lords’. All of it. God made it all. If we want to stand in the Holy place with God we must have clean hands and a pure heart. Clean hands seem to be the order of the day in these times, but the pure heart still takes some work on our part and between us and God.

What I was drawn to most were verses 7-10. If you haven’t guessed yet, its a song. A choral anthem. I’ve been part of many choirs singing “Who is the King of glory? The Lord of Hosts. God is the King of glory.”And back at verse 7 “Lift up your heads, O you gates, and be lifted up, you everlasting doors, that the King of glory may enter.”

2020 has been a year of such heartache and pain. It has also made us change and become creative at sharing God’s love. Whether on Zoom or on the moon may we open up the gates and let God’s glory pour in.

Dear Lord, help us to open up our hearts and minds fully to your glory and incredible love awaiting us. Come.  Lord. Come. Amen