For the Lord Most High is awesome, the great King over all the earth. . . . Sing to him a psalm of praise. (Ps. 47:2, 7)
Most days in Seattle are covered in clouds. Misty rains dampen the sidewalks and streets while commuters rush from home to office and back again. Every so often the clouds clear and rain stops. The air is fresh and clean and the skyline beams in high definition. On these clear days, Mt. Rainier towers over the bustling metropolis. Though it is over sixty miles from downtown it appears that you could reach out and touch the mountainside. Even long-time residents of Seattle stop to admire the majestic sight of the snow-capped mountain, soaring above the tallest buildings.
The psalmists often referred to God as above all or over all. He is the great God above all gods. He is the King above all kings. The proper response to such a being, much like the sight of Mt. Rainier on a clear Seattle day, is to stand in awe of such majesty and beauty. As we have seen the power that Jesus possessed to restore shalom to a broken world, may we now stand in awe and worship him.
Let us remember the powerful and amazing deeds that God has done in our lives. May we keep a long record of rights that God has done on our behalf. He is over any chaos we find ourselves in. He is truly the Lord most awesome.
Sing to the Lord a psalm of praise.
Mark A. Moore is an associate professor of theology at William Jessup University and the spiritual formation pastor at Faith Legacy [Wesleyan] Church in Sacramento.
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