Holiness Befits Your House, O God, Forevermore

This meditation is based on a passage for April 24, 2011 in the Daily Lectionary Year 1 from the Book of Common Worship for the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) (1993).

Text: Psalm 93

Reflection and Question: This short, sweet psalm is perfect for Easter. It rejoices in the enthronement of God as king. The idea of God as king is one good, traditional way to understand the Resurrection: through His rising Jesus comes to the “throne established of old.” The second poetic image is that of the floodwaters lifting up their voices to exalt the majesty of God. This brings to mind the waters of our Baptism, which Paul suggests is our reenactment of dying with Christ, and then rising out of the waters with Him into eternal life. What other Easter images lead you to exclaim: “Holiness befits Your house, O God”?

Prayer: Mighty God rules from High Heaven.
What you say goes — it always has.
“Beauty” and “Holy” mark your palace rule, GOD, to the very end of time.
(Psalm 93:4-5, Eugene Peterson, The Message, p. 1029)