25 Days of Advent - Majesty

Majesty by Linette Gedon

As a singer I often think of a song whenever I hear a word or a phrase. That is what occurs when someone says Majesty, the hymn by Jack Hayford begins running through my mind. This week as I’ve been pondering the word majesty I have been singing it frequently, if not out loud it’s been constantly playing in the background of my thoughts.

Majesty, Worship His majesty

Unto Jesus Be all glory, honor and praise

So exalt, lift up on high the name of Jesus

Magnify, come glorify Christ Jesus the King

The scripture for today is Psalm 8 which is for the director of music. In it we are reminded of how majestic the Lord is and that even though He created this amazing world, he also created us. He has given us authority over all creation, yet we often forget that he alone is worthy of honor and praise.

Today I created a photo collage of a few images from our 2019 Holy Land trip. The central image is a mural of Jesus’ birth found in a Bethlehem cathedral. It reminds me that God gave up so much in sending His son, and we forget he deserves all glory, honor and praise.

Top left is the beautiful Mediterranean Sea and the right is the Sea of Galilee, both are beautiful reminders of the glories in the world around us. These are beautiful parts of the creation enjoyed by Jesus and also people today.

The photo in the bottom left shows the steps Jesus traveled to go to the Garden of Gethsamane from the upper room the night he was arrested. Even though thousands of years have gone by, they are still there allowing us to remember his great sacrifice and walk where he walked.

The final image was taken from the plane on the flight from Israel to France. It shows vast snow covered mountains. If I compare myself to these mountains I am insignificant, but not in the eyes of God. God cares for each one of us more than we realize and loves us deeply. Through Jesus we are able to have a relationship with God and in that relationship give him all glory, honor and praise.

Psalm 8 For the director of music. According to gittith. A psalm of David. 1 LORD, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! You have set your glory in the heavens. 2 Through the praise of children and infants you have established a stronghold against your enemies, to silence the foe and the avenger. 3 When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, 4 what is mankind that you are mindful of them, human beings that you care for them? 5 You have made them a little lower than the angels and crowned them with glory and honor. 6You made them rulers over the works of your hands; you put everything under their feet: 7 all flocks and herds, and the animals of the wild, 8 the birds in the sky, and the fish in the sea, all that swim the paths of the seas. 9LORD, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth!

Dear God,

Give me the eyes to see majesty in the world around me, whether it’s in the smile of a loved one, the glistening snow, or the radiant stars let me always give you glory, honor and praise! Through Christ our Lord, Amen

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