He is the king of glory

I didn’t stay up through the vote count last night. By 11:00 I had a pretty clear idea of which way it was all going to go, and figured a good night’s sleep would be a better plan for facing the first day of Obama: Part II than staying awake just to see the worst confirmed. Still, my heart sank into my shoes when I gritted my teeth and checked the news this morning. No matter how prepared you think you are, as long as the bad news hasn’t “officially” come you can still hope, a little.

So I went to Mass and adoration and I kept thinking: Why? Why have we been allowed to endure a leader this awful, and why are we getting strapped with four more years of his destructive policies? There are all sorts of answers, of course, the most prominent among them being that a nation will get the leaders it deserves. (If that doesn’t make you shudder…) Still, there was some comfort, too. At the end of the day, who is our ruler? No president, no government, no flawed system can remove us from the hope that lies in knowing we have a perfect King. So I leave you with Psalm 24, which has been running through my head all morning. Beautiful to think that even in the sorrow of an earthly letdown, we can be triumphant and joyful, knowing that really, all is under control. The battle has been won, and our true king is glorious.

May God continue to bless America.

Psalm 24

 The earth is the LORD’s and the fulness thereof,
the world and those who dwell therein;
[2] for he has founded it upon the seas,
and established it upon the rivers.
[3] Who shall ascend the hill of the LORD?
And who shall stand in his holy place?
[4] He who has clean hands and a pure heart,
who does not lift up his soul to what is false,
and does not swear deceitfully.
[5] He will receive blessing from the LORD,
and vindication from the God of his salvation.
[6] Such is the generation of those who seek him,
who seek the face of the God of Jacob.
[7] Lift up your heads, O gates!
and be lifted up, O ancient doors!
that the King of glory may come in.
[8] Who is the King of glory?
The LORD, strong and mighty,
the LORD, mighty in battle!
[9] Lift up your heads, O gates!
and be lifted up, O ancient doors!
that the King of glory may come in.
[10] Who is this King of glory?
The LORD of hosts,
he is the King of glory!

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