Daily Devotion on Psalm 24

Text: Psalm 24

 Every child loves a good game of hide and seek. Many adults would find themselves having at least a little fun if they were compelled to participate in this childhood pastime. There is something exciting about finding a good hiding place, something enticing about stalking and finding your prey as the seeker.

In the game of life (and I’m not talking about the board game) how is your seeking going? As humans the urge to search for meaning, for some purpose for our lives is built into our psyches. How is you seeking going? Have you found your God yet?

Unfortunately many people give up on seeking God’s face because they don’t like what they see. Richard Dawkins, a famous scientist and atheist, was once asked what he would say to God if he died and came face to face with his creator. His response, “Why did you make yourself so hard to find?”

Christianity makes the bold claim that God is found in the blood that flowed from the head of a man hanging on a cross. Christianity claims that the King of Glory is a man with nails through his hands and feet dying the death of a convict. Christianity claims that this dead man being put in a tomb is “The LORD strong and mighty, the LORD mighty in battle.”

Only with faith created by God through his word can we seek and find this man on Calvary as our Almighty Creator. In faith we trust that our King of Glory will come again soon. This Advent we look back and praise God for being the unorthodox God who came as a baby on Christmas. We also are encouraged in Psalm 24 to continue to seek God’s face as we await his return as our King of Glory.

Prayer: Heavenly Father, forgive us when we fail to praise you as our King of Glory, when we fail to keep clean hands and pure hearts. Help us seek daily to learn about you, to learn from you. You are the God who loves us even though we do not deserve it, for that we praise you. In Jesus name we pray, Amen.

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About vicarhoff

I am thrilled and honored to be serving as vicar/intern at Christ the King Lutheran Church and School for a whole year!

Posted on December 16, 2011, in Church, Daily Devotions, Preschool and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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