Today I’ve given you extracts from Psalm 24, through photos from my holiday in the North Yorkshire Moors in England in 2013. This is partly in response to “Blogging 101: Day 19 Today’s assignment: build your storyteller’s toolbox by publishing a post in another format or a style you’ve never used before” I’ve also referenced another website in my photo which I hope to get up and running within the next 10-14 days.
Psalm 24: “The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it. The world and all its people belong to him.” This is a call to honour God and those He has created which includes each one of us.
“For he laid the earth’s foundation on the seas and built it on the ocean depths.” God gave us a firm foundation and a largely unseen one.
“Who may climb the mountain of the Lord? Who may stand in his holy place?” In the Old Testament, it was human effort that sought to gain access to God, now we can enter by God’s grace through Jesus Christ’s death on the cross and resurrection to new life.
“Only those whose hands and hearts are pure, who do not worship idols and never tell lies.” Jesus made it possible for us to live holy lives by sending the Holy Spirit. He also clothes us with His own righteousness so that we can access our Heavenly Father.
“They will receive the Lord’s blessing and have a right relationship with God their saviour. Such people may seek you and worship in your presence, O God of Jacob.” We are blessed by God and can walk and talk with Him daily.
“Open up, ancient gates! Open up, ancient doors, and let the King of glory enter. Who is the King of glory? The Lord, strong and mighty; the Lord, invincible in battle. Open up, ancient gates! Open up, ancient doors, and let the King of glory enter. Who is the King of glory? The Lord of Heaven’s Armies— he is the King of glory.” God could smash apart the doors of our heart and demand our attention, instead He asks us to choose Him of our own free will and open the door to our lives. Just like He gave us the “Tree of Life” and the “Tree of Knowledge” in the Garden of Eden, today He gives you and me free will and asks, “Who will you choose?”
© Michelle Sherlock 2014 These photos are all my own. The website highlighted on the photos is not yet up and running.