The first time I read Psalm 24 was in 2006. I had no idea what it meant. I had just become a Christian and when I read the Bible back then it was just words on a page, but there was something about this scripture that always seemed to make me feel something when I read it. I can’t explain what exactly it was because like I said I had no real idea of what worship leader King David was saying here. Today as I write to you for the first time I see plainly who God says He is through the song and declaration of David. I can now confirm that the feeling I felt back then was: safe. I. Felt. Safe. In a day where Covid-19 is all we hear, see, and talk about, I have been fiercely reminded of late to turn my eyes upon God so that the things of the world may grow dimmer. So this morning we turn to Psalm 24 in hope to hear God’s voice, as well as strip all else away and plainly look at who we are not and look at who God is. Then we can once again in an uncertain time put our trust in everything He is. 

1 The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it, 
the world, and all who live in it; 
2 for He founded it on the seas 
and established it on the waters. 
Everything we have ever known belongs to God. Even Us. He is the great Creator. He makes good things. He establishes it out of nothing. 
3 Who may ascend the mountain of the Lord? 
Who may stand in His holy place? 
4 The one who has clean hands and a pure heart, 
who does not trust in an idol 
or swear by a false god. 
He is pure. He is holy. He is faithful. He is true. He is blameless. 
5 They will receive blessing from the Lord 
and vindication from God their Saviour. 
6 Such is the generation of those who seek Him, 
who seek Your face, God of Jacob. 
He gives blessings and justifies. He saves those who cries out to Him, those who look for Him. He rewards those that trust Him. He is the same God.
7 Lift up your heads, you gates; 
be lifted up, you ancient doors, 
that the King of Glory may come in. 
8 Who is this King of Glory? 
The Lord strong and mighty, 
the Lord mighty in battle. 
Praise Him. Worship Him. He is the King. He is Lord. He is Strong and Mighty. He wins His battles. 
9 Lift up your heads, you gates; 
lift them up, you ancient doors, 
that the King of Glory may come in. 
10 Who is he, this King of Glory? 
The Lord Almighty— 
he is the King of Glory. 
He is Almighty Lord; God Creator. Powerful Father. King of Glory. Great I AM. 

It is so easy to forget these plain yet powerful characteristics of God while trying to survive Future Fears, Online Life and Covid Overload. Yet our God is so loving and gentle in how He reminds us that despite our current reality and what President Cyril says He is still the King of Glory. 

Today as we live our lives, despite what may come, may we focus on who God is and earnestly look for Him, so that we can be still and know that He Knows All Things. 

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