ARTIFACT • OCEAN
We were both a little nervous. It was the first time either of us had volunteered for this kind of orchestrated event. Our job seemed simple enough, but we came to countless practices to get it just right. We both probably would have preferred a job adequately hidden in the back, but the director wanted us to be out in front where everyone could see. One by one, we marched forward, ducking our the lengthy poles below the opening of the door, hoping we didn’t catch the header on the way through. Stepping out into the auditorium, the lights where spectacular, the sound of hundreds of voices filled the atmosphere, and over a thousand sets of eyes watched as we glided across to place our tapestry.
THE NAMES OF GOD BECAME THE CENTRAL FOCUS OF OUR WORSHIP.
King of Kings, Lord of Lords, Prince of Peace, Almighty God; each banner had a beautiful script embroidered across the glistening linen, brightly shining as the spot lights exalted them. Inspiring everyone who was present, voices grew even louder as the people of God continued to sing of how good God has been, and will continue to be towards His own.
Righteousness and justice are the foundation of your throne; love and faithfulness go before you. Blessed are those who have learned to acclaim you, who walk in the light of your presence, Lord. They rejoice in your name all day long; they celebrate your righteousness. For you are their glory and strength, and by your favor you exalt our horn. Indeed, our shield belongs to the Lord, our king to the Holy One of Israel.
Psalm 89:14-18 NIV
God Almighty rules from a solid place of always doing what is right and true. The Lord never waivers in His character, and his consistent care is His famous reputation. If you really want to be happy, lift your voice to sing of God’s goodness, practice speaking about how awesome God is each day, and choose to step in the direction where God has already lit the path. The Mighty King of Heaven is the shelter that you seek, the key to your strength and success. As you place your faith in Jesus Christ He is your salvation and shield in every situation. Following His lead, you need not be afraid, for the banner of the Lord goes before you today.